Issue 26, 2002

The Birth of Art

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Shock of the old: why southeast Turkey’s amazing neolithic sites are rewriting our understanding of history. Patricia Daunt excavates the stories behind the Hôtel Nissim de Camondo in Paris. We hunt for the fabulous flora of Mount Ida and celebrate Emin Barın’s beautiful calligraphy, then head off to the milky way – with celestial puddings

Highlights

  • The Milky Way

    In Turkey ‘muhallebi’ forms part of everyone’s diet, from babies to grandmothers, for it is wonderfully nourishing. It has two essential ingredients: pure starch - whether from the flour of rice, wheat, corn or potatoes - which is entirely digestible: and milk, which is rich in protein, calcium and vitamins.
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  • The Shock of the Old

    Harald Hauptmann, who led the archaeological team which unearthed this find, near the city of Urfa, explains why the early Neolithic sites of southeastern Turkey are rewriting history.

  • Treasures of a Lost Dynasty

    The Camondo family, once dubbed ‘the Rothschilds of the East’, amassed a fortune in Turkey before moving to Paris in 1869. There, in the rue de Monceau, they established an exquisite collection of 18th-century French art, which was bequeathed to the nation in 1935. By Patricia Daunt with photographs by Jean Marie del Moral.

  • Wild About Ida

    Mount Ida (Kaz Dağı) is a paradise for wild flowers. Martyn Rix prospected the area from cool, damp north to hot, dry south. There he found and photographed dwarf flax, giant hogweed – and plants that grow nowhere else in the world

  • The art of letter-writing

    Emin Barın created an entire new language for calligraphy. Elizabeth Meath Baker reports

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