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

Constantine: Algeria’s City of Bridges. Built high on a plateau so it could easily be defended, the city of Constantine in Algeria now relies on four bridges to connect with the world below.

Ottoman kard dagger,18th-19th century.

Copyright 2014 © Auction Flex Maybe a magical weapon a cult used to attack Karamjit in his earlier years of being immortal.

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 Basilica Cistern September 2014 The pillars were taken from other sites so are not all the same

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Sunlight coming in through the windows of the Hagia Sophia "seemed to dissolve the solidity of the walls and created an ambience of ineffable mystery," wrote one author.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul, The Blue Mosque was built in 1609 during the rule of Ahmed I #Istanbul                                                                                                                                                                                 More

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul, The Blue Mosque was built in 1609 during the rule of Ahmed I Turquía.

New Turkish Kilim Runner Rug hand-woven in Konya, Turkey with vegetable-dyed and hand-spun wool. The fringes can be removed upon request. If you like the design of this rug, we can custom make it to meet your color and size requirements.

New Turkish Kilim Runner Rug hand-woven in Konya, Turkey with vegetable-dyed and hand-spun wool. The fringes can be removed upon request. If you like the design of this rug, we can custom make it to meet your color and size requirements.

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving.

Byzantium 1200 is a project aimed at creating computer reconstructions of the Byzantine Monuments located in Istanbul, TURKEY as of year 1200 AD

Linguistic map of the Eastern Roman Empire 560 A.D.

Linguistic map of the Eastern Roman Empire 560 A.D.

Dolma    Dolma is a Turkish dish from where it originated, but it is found all over the Arab world. Each country has its particular way of cooking. For instance in some countries they line the base of the pot with cleaned pigs trotters, the Lebanese with lamb chops, while the Jordanians make each Dolma so small, each one a mouthful. Basically any vegetable that can be stuffed is used; usually onions, vine leaves, courgettes, tomatoes and green peppers.

These stuffed vine leaves are stuffed with a tantalizing mixture of rice, fresh dill, mint and lemon. You can use any damaged or leftover leaves to cover the bottom of the pot when you are cooking the dolmades.

Top 10 Things to Do: Istanbul, Turkey - YouTube

Istanbul: where East meets West. This city is hands down one of the most fascinating on the planet. In this video we break down the TOP TEN must do activitie.

Byzantine Constantinople

Contemporary houses in Bursa close to centre

A view of the Augustaion square in Byzantine Constantinople, with Hagia Sophia and the Column of Justinian.

Win a four-day break to Istanbul

Win a four-day break to Istanbul

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Signs from the Chora Church Museum.

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