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|What does Constantinople mean?
|In a few places the old Sea walls that once
guarded the city's coastline can still be seen. This
section in on Istanbul's Marmara coastline.
|This is Tekfur Saray, in the Fener
district in the old City. This is what
remains of the old Byzantine palace
complex at Blachernae.
|The massive 5th century
walls of Theodosius II,
that guarded the city for
centuries still guard the
|The base to the Egyptian
obelisk in the Hippodrome
shows a scene of a 4th c.
Emperor sitting in the
|Here is some of the remaining peices
of the great Imperial Palace of
Byzantium. A floor mosiac, probably
from a covered walkway in the palace,
now found in the mosaic museum, near
|A historical map showing the main
features of Byzantine Constantinople.