Byzantine Constantinople lives...sort of! This is an older (April 2015) article by blogger Morris Gevirtz of the "Oranges Taste Good" blog which, if it is still active, focuses on archaeology-themed travel. This is a really interesting piece about an ancient 4th century crypt in Istanbul, as well as some other pieces of ancient Byzantium, like the walls, that are still visible, if somewhat neglected. This is an interesting companion piece to my own recent article about the "romance" of Istanbul. Well worth a read, and the pictures are great!
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