The İstanbul Archaeology Museum, which used to suffer from a lack of visitors, now hosts centuries-old artifacts unearthed during excavations for the ongoing Marmaray project, which will link the two artifacts discovered during the project’s construction phase are currently presented to the public at an exhibition titled “Gün Işığında — İstanbul’un 8000 Yılı: Marmaray, Metro, Sultanahmet Kazıları” (Under the Daylight — 8,000 years of İstanbul: Marmaray, Metro, Sultanahmet Excavations). Digs conducted in Üsküdar, Sirkeci, Yenikapı and Sultanahmet revealed around 500 items ranging from pottery to coins and from perfume bottles to İznik tiles. Classified into four sections by area where the items were unearthed, the exhibit reflects the daily lives, beliefs and commercial activities in Üsküdar, Sirkeci, Yenikapı and Sultanahmet. With its labyrinth-like layout, the exhibition features an exciting abundance of centuries-old heritage. When you turn your eyes from the glass showcases to the ceiling, you realize that remnants of pottery are watching you from their black plastic boxes. When you return to the glass counters in front of you, you will hear the combs, dice, bowls, goblets, rings and earrings whisper their own stories.