The Basilica Cistern beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey

The Basilica Cistern beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey

12/1/2021, 1:41:49 PM
The Basilica Cistern beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. Built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. Dimensions: The Underground chamber is approximately 138 meters (453 ft) by 64.6 meters (212 ft). Area: Approximately 9,800 square meters (105,000 sq ft). Capable of holding 80,000 cubic meters (2,800,000 cu ft). Ceiling-supported by 336 marble columns, every 9 meters (30 ft) high, arranged in 12 rows of 28 columns each spaced 4.9 meters (16 ft) apart. Capacity: 100,000 tons of water.. #turkey Comment | Tag | Share Read Conscious Articles on our website. Link in Bio. Turn ON Post Notifications & Never miss any Content! #byzantine #otomanempire

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