Legends about the foundation of Istanbul

Definitely unique, Istanbul is dreamt by famous writers, painters and poets; each quarter drags you into another fantasy world…

You cannot find another city, where the sea and land make such a great match. This city is Istanbul. It did not lake too long before it was discovered by people. The history of the city goes so far back that most of the time we have no other way but too look for the truth in legends. Among the many hearsays about the foundation of the city, the most interesting one involves Solomon.

Prophet Solomon’s legend

It is related that once upon a time there was a prophet who ruled every living creature on earth, the land and the skies, the spirits and souls, in short everything or -better yet- anything…His name was Solomon (Suleiman). There was only one ruler, who refused to obey to this prophet. This was King Ankur, who lived in Maghreb, on an island in the middle of nowhere. Ankur would never abase himself in front of anyone. H