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  • Yerebatan Sarnıcı

    1. Yerebatan Sarnıcı

    Sultanahmet | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The major problem with the site of Byzantium was the lack of fresh water, and so for the city to grow, a great system of aqueducts and cisterns...Read More

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  • 2. Hippodrome

    Sultanahmet | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    It takes a bit of imagination to appreciate the Hippodrome—once a Byzantine stadium for chariot racing with seating for 100,000—since there...Read More

  • 3. Valens Aqueduct

    The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    A Roman city needed its aqueduct, and Constantinople, which seriously lacked drinking water, finally got one in 375 under Emperor Valens. The...Read More

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