The Great Palace Mosaic Museum ( Turkish : Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi ) , ...
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Description: The Great Palace Mosaic Museum ( Turkish : Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi ) , is located close to Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul , Turkey , at Arasta Bazaar . The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period , unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople . The museum hosts the mosaics used to decorate the pavement of a peristyle court , dating possibly to the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I ( r . 527 565 ) . excavations discovered a large peristyle courtyard , with a surface of 1872 m² , entirely decorated with mosaics . Turkey , Asia Minor , Europe .
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