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Monday, 05 May 2008

Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

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Travel Photo by Lisa Lubin: Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Underground

The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that still lie beneath the city of Istanbul.

This cathedral-sized cistern is an underground chamber capable of holding 80,000 cubic meters of water. It is broken up by a forest of 336 marble columns.

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