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Is Basilica Cistern Open? (Updated on August 2022)

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi or Yerebatan Sarnici ) provides one of the most breathtaking ambiances, like the other underground cisterns that used to form the water network for the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The water from the Northern water supplies were carried by the aqueducts and water canals to the city center and stored [...]

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When Did Constantinople Became Istanbul?

If you were wondering when did Constantinople Became Istanbul, we are here to help! Istanbul and Constantinople are the most common names used for our city today. However, it can be confusing for many. So let’s explain these names of our city. Where they came and how they changed? The history is of how did […]

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