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Silivrikapi

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General view

Boukoleon Palace

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Exterior facade overlooking the Marmara Sea viewed from the southwest

Staircase tower

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Monumental staircase tower on the Marmara Sea Walls of the Great Palace

Land walls

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Towers 96 and 96a from the south with Tekfur Sarayi in the background

Tower

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View towards the Marmara Sea from the interior of a tower near the Marble Tower and the Gate of Christ

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Isaac Angelus Tower

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The tower of Isaac Angelus and the lower section of the Blachernae walls from the southwest. Market garden, possibly planted with eggplants.

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Isaac Angelus Tower

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The tower of Isaac Angelus and the Tower of Anemas from the west. Market garden in the moat.

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Prison of Anemas

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Interior arches

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower of Anemas

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Exterior of the entrance tunnel to the Tower of Anemas

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower of Anemas

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Interior L shaped chamber in the Tower of Anemas

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Prison of Anemas

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Interior view

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Near Belgratkapi

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Towers 17-19 and walls near Belgratkapi viewed from the north

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Silivrikapi

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Exterior view of the gate

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Walls at Yedikule

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The exterior view of the land walls and the northwest tower at Yedikule from the southwest. Yedikule garden in the moat.

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Samatya

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Remains of the Marmara Sea Walls at Samatya looking towards the sea. Market gardens are visible in front of the walls. The planting bed called "tava" or "mashula" can be discerned in the left foreground. This is an early visual record of this tech...

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Gate with spolia

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Oldest gate of the Marmara Sea Walls, located between Catladikapi and the Boukoleon harbor - the gate built with spolia is viewed from the southwest

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Spolia

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Spolia capital used in the masonry of a sea tower

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Boukoleon palace

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Interior view from the northeast

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Kitabeler Kulesi

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Interior of the Kitabeler (Zindan) Kulesi

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Golden Gate

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Exterior of the central gate

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Golden Gate

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Interior facade of the Golden Gate

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower

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A tower seen through an arch

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Northeast section

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Round tower and northeast walls of Yedikule viewed from the southeast

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Interior view

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Interior of Yedikule viewed through a barred window

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Distant view

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Yedikule viewed from the minaret of St. John Studios (Imrahor Camii)

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

East corner

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Eastern corner of Yedikule from the southwest

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Northeast section

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Northeastern corner of Yedikule with the round tower viewed from the southeast

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Kitabeler Kulesi

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The interior view with Kitabeler kulesi and the entrance of Yedikule

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Golden Gate

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Exterior view from the northwest

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Wall detail

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Detail of masonry and brickwork

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Wall of Heraclius

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The towers of the Wall of Heraclius at the Blachernae

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Prison of Anemas

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Interior arches looking up

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower of Anemas

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Interior of the entrance tunnel to the Tower of Anemas

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower of Anemas

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Interior L shaped chamber in the Tower of Anemas

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Manuel Comnenus

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General view of the wall of Manuel Comnenus from the west

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Near Tekfur Sarayi

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General view of the walls looking southwest from Tekfur Sarayi

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Wall of Heraclius

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General view from the southeast

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Near Yedikule

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General view of the Land Walls loooking northwest from Yedikule, showing Yedikule gardens along the city walls

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Marble Tower

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Interior view from the land

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Gate at Fener

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Old city gate at Fener

General view

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General view from Topkapi looking north

Golden Gate

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General view of the outer gate and towers 9 and 10 looking northeast with a cemetary in the foreground

Maritime Gate

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Marmara Sea Walls of the Great Palace with the Maritime Gate and the monumental staircase tower, viewed from the southwest.

Towers and walls

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North and East towers (Towers 4 and 5) and the land walls viewed from the southeast

Interior view

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The interior view with Kitabeler kulesi and the entrance of Yedikule

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Northeast tower

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Round tower at the northeast corner of Yedikule

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Golden Gate

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The exterior view of the Golden Gate from the west

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Golden Gate

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Exterior facade with the central gate and the south pylon

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Southwest end

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Southwest end of the Land walls where they join the Marmara Sea viewed from the east

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Fifth Military Gate

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Exterior view from the northwest

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Wall of Heraclius

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The northern section of the Blachernae walls with the wall of Heraclius, the wall of Leo and the northern part of the Prison of Anemas from the southwest. Also showing market garden.

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower of Anemas

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Entrance chamber

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Prison of Anemas

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Interior arches

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower of Anemas

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Entrance to the L shaped chamber in the Tower of Anemas

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower of Anemas

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Stairway to the Tower of Anemas

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Prison of Anemas

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Entrance

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Near Edirnekapi

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General view of the Land Walls near Edirnekapi, showing agricultural fields outside the city walls

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Yeni Mevlevihanekapi

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Exterior view of the gate

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Boukoleon palace

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Interior view from the northeast

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Boukoleon Palace

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Exterior facade overlooking the Marmara Sea viewed from the southwest

Latin inscription

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Inscription in Latin and a Greek inscription band located in the Kitabeler (Zindan) Kulesi

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Latin inscription

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Lower left corner of the Inscription in Latin and a Greek inscription band located in the Kitabeler (Zindan) Kulesi

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Kitabeler Kulesi

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Interior gate of the tower

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Tower and walls

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North tower (Tower 4) of Yedikule and the land walls viewed from the southeast, showing market gardens near Yedikule

Wall detail

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Detail of masonry and brickwork

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Prison of Anemas

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Interior arches

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Prison of Anemas

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Interior view looking up

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Manuel Comnenus

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General view of the Wall of Manuel Comnenus looking from the city. Market garden, orchards, and shed in foreground.

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Walls at Yedikule

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Exterior view of the Land Walls at Yedikule from the south

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Walls at Yedikule

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The exterior view of the land walls and the northwest tower at Yedikule from the southwest. Yedikule garden in the moat.

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Marble Tower

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Marble tower from the west

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Marble Tower

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Marble tower from the northwest

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Gate with spolia

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Frieze with monogram used as spolia in the oldest gate of the Marmara Sea Walls, located between Catladikapi and the Boukoleon harbor

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Boukoleon palace

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Windows and doors overlooking the Marmara see viewed from the interior

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Boukoleon palace

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Exterior facade overlooking the Marmara sea viewed from the southwest

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Spolia

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Spolia built into a sea tower

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

Exterior view

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Unidentified structure on the Marmara Sea

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)