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Basilica Cistern

Constructed in the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Justinianus, the most prosperous period of the East Roman Empire, the Cistern Basilica is 70m in width and 140m in lenght and supported by 336 marble columns. In 1985 the municipality of Istanbul undertook the restoration of the cistern.

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern (11449 views)

cistern cafe

Cistern Cafe (3445 views)

cistern ceiling

Cistern Ceiling (3445 views)

Cistern Medusa Column support

Cistern Medusa Column Support (4291 views)

Cistern Medusa Head Column

Cistern Medusa Head Column (4006 views)

Cistern Columns

Cistern Columns (3145 views)

Cistern ghost image

Cistern Ghost Image (3196 views)

Peacock Eyed Column

Peacock Eyed Column (3976 views)

cistern

Cistern (4130 views)

people in cistern

People In Cistern (2800 views)




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