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      x0x Wonders of Constantinople's underground water world to go on display in Istanbul

      x0x Wonders of Constantinople's underground water world to go on display in Istanbul


      By Travelmail Reporter


      http://www.TurkRadio.us

      Breathtaking: No visit to Istanbul is complete without going below ground to the Basilica Cistern



      The atmospheric and cavernous underground Basilica Cistern is a well-known tourist attraction in Istanbul. Famously used as a backdrop in James Bond movie From Russia with Love, the 6th century cistern provided a fresh water supply for buildings including the Emperor's palace.

      It seems the structure merely scratches the surface of ancient engineering.

      Breathtaking: No visit to Istanbul is complete without going below ground to the Basilica Cistern British archaeologists, working with Turkish scientists, have revealed a vast water supply system that served the Byzantine-era city of Constantinople, now Istanbul.

      And the marvel will be the focus of a newly opened exhibition in the Turkish city which its organisers hope will bring to life the intricate network of water channels, tunnels and bridges that dates to the fourth century.

      It is not known whether the Basilica Cistern is a major feature of the show.



      Read the rest at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2230483/Istanbul-sights-Wonders-Constantinoples-underground-water-world-display-Istanbul.html

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