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French film company uncovers footage of 1890s Turkey

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-02-20

Shot during the 1890s, the first-ever footage of Turkey’s northwestern city of Bursa has been uncovered in French film company Gaumont Pathé’s archives. The short reels provide invaluable insight into the city’s history and heritage.

The first set of films shot in Bursa has been found in the archives of French film company Gaumont Pathé. The film is perceived as one of the most important visual resources pertaining to Bursa. There are two films in the collection and both show photography, miniatures and gravures of the city. One of the films is two minutes long while the other is three minutes. The films focus on the heritage and historical developments of Bursa...

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Date created : 2013-02-20

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