Constantinople/Byzantium/Istanbul

As an outsider, I went on a tour of Istanbul a few years ago, and we travelled the City Walls for most of it's 14 kilometers. Only then did the length and depth of this beautiful City's history begin to dawn on me. Probably unparalleled by any other.
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A vendor sells simit, a type of Turkish bread, in the streets of Istanbul

A vendor sells simit, a type of Turkish bread, in the streets of Istanbul

Constantine, Algeria is known as "The City of Bridges"

Constantine, Algeria is known as "The City of Bridges"

Hamilton lectionary | Constantinople | end of 11th century | The Morgan Library & Museum

Hamilton lectionary | Constantinople | end of 11th century | The Morgan Library & Museum

Constantinople 1200

Constantinople 1200

Underground cistern Istanbul-Turkey is a truly amazing sight. Built so long ago, along with others, they were fed by miles of aqueducts. Another example of " what have the Romans ever done for us?"

Underground cistern Istanbul-Turkey is a truly amazing sight. Built so long ago, along with others, they were fed by miles of aqueducts. Another example of " what have the Romans ever done for us?"

Gorgeous Images Reconstruct Constantinople From 4th To 13th Century VI

Gorgeous Images Reconstruct Constantinople From 4th To 13th Century VI

Portus Theodosiacus

Portus Theodosiacus

Great palace of Constantinople reconstruction - Google Search

Great palace of Constantinople reconstruction - Google Search

Siege Of Constantinople, 1204

Siege Of Constantinople, 1204

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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