The battle of Lepanto in the museums of modern Turkey

Despite the fact that for the official Turkish historiography the Naval Battle of Lepanto constitutes a black page, in the museums of modern Turkey, in Istanbul in particular, are displayed important exhibits which are related with the Naval Battle, Naupaktos in general as well as with some of the protagonists of that turbulent era. 
Deniz Müzesi
The Maritime Museum of Istanbul, on the shores of the Bosphorus in Beşiktaş, hosts some exhibits related to the naval battle of Lepanto. The most prominent among them is the banner of Muezzinzade Ali Pasha that the Holy League forces took in their possession and offered to the Pope; it remained in the Vatican until the 1980s, when it was returned to the Turkish state as a good will movement (Inv. no. 2503). It is not, however, the enormous green banner with the embroidered in golden thread names of God, but a crimson banner, probably that of the flagship of Ali Pasha, the Sultana.
Apart from that, a model of a Spanish galleon of the late 16th century is also on display (Inv. no. DB 45) as well as some paintings, such as DB 1931, which represents a naval battle between Venetians and Ottomans. It is not improbable that it is actually the Battle of Lepanto depicted there, but not clearly named so. 
Askeri Müze
Τhe Military Museum of Istanbul hosts a huge collection of historic weapons and mails, as well as a full series of portraits of the Ottoman Sultans, among them that of Selim II. Helmets (e.g. Inv. No.2638, 7949), mails (e.g. Inv.No.16468, 16273), swords (e.g. Inv.No. 4) as well as cannons of ships, both Ottoman and Venetian, dated in the late 16th century,  aid the visitor to mentally reconstruct the looks of the opposing forces at Lepanto.
Top Kapı Saray Müzesi
  At the palace of Top Kapi, particularly in its rich library, there are kepe manuscripts, illuminations and works of art presenting the port of Lepanto as well as maps of that era, revealing the level of knowledge about navigation and naval battles. Among them stand out the works of the great admiral and chartographer Piri Reis, a favourite of Suleyman the Magnificent, as well as the paintings of the 16th century, particularly those by Nasuh Matrakçı.

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