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November 13, 565 CE: Basilica Cistern; 1988: Sewage in Santa Monica Bay; 2003: Death of Sewer Worker

November 13, 565 AD: End of the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, builder of the Basilica Cistern. “The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – Sunken Palace, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – Sunken Cistern), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. 375 more words

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My Trip to Europe. Day 5. Wednesday, October 8. Istanbul.

Today I take an abbreviated tour of the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul.  Or Constantinople if you will.  With some Byzantine pieces to serve as Coin of the Day. 1,878 more words

2014 Trip To Europe