Air Vent To The Basilica Cistern . The Cistern Is The Largest Of Several Hundred ...
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Description: Air vent to the Basilica Cistern . The cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul ( formerly Constantinople ) , Turkey . The cistern , located 500 feet ( 150 m ) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu , was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I . Istanbul , Turkey , Europe , Asia Minor .
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