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Turkey, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Yerebatan Saray Cistern
The cistern was build in the year 542 under the reign of Justinian. It is positioned near the Hagia Sophia museum. The Gorgo (a female monster with serpents instead of hairs- one view can kill) head belongs to an old unknown monument and was used here in this cistern a second time as a base of a column. The cistern consists of 336 columns. But only 2 gorgo heads can be seen in the cistern.
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Album name:Franz-Josef M / Ancient Sites Photo Gallery
Keywords:Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey
File Size:82 KB
Date added:Aug 18, 2010
Dimensions:1000 x 750 pixels
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