Yerebatan Sarayı Yerebatan Sarayı / / gallery 
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Built by emperor Justinian in 532, this extraordinary underground cistern - 65m wide and 143m long, supported by 336 columns - once held 80,000 litres of water. Made primarily for the Great Palace, it could sustain the entire city through a siege for months.
LOCATION: Istanbul
DATE: Thu, 26/04/2007
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