Thursday, December 14, 2017
Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı / Sunken Palace)
Coordinates: 41°0′29″N 28°58′40″E
The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian.

Hodjapasha Culture Center
Istanbul Archaeology Museums

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