Wonderful Basilica Cistern of Istanbul Photos

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When Istanbul was Constantinople during the period of the great Roman, and later Byzantium Empire, hundreds of subterranean cisterns were built underneath the streets and houses to store water. The largest and the grandest of them all is the Basilica Cistern, so called because it lay beneath the Stoa Basilica, a large Byzantine public square.
Photo credit: Mr Hick46/Flickr
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Photo credit: Clint/Flickr
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Photo credit: Ishan Khosla/Flickr
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Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev/Flickr
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Photo credit: Bruno Girin/Flickr
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The inverted Medusa Head. Photo credit: mtgf/Flickr
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Another Medusa Head lying on its side. Photo credit: Nick Wadge/Flickr
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Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev/Flickr
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