Tag: Corinthian

  • Basilica Cistern

    Basilica Cistern

    Located on the historic Sultanahmet peninsula, close to Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque (“the Blue Mosque”), the Basilica Cistern is an impressive underground structure built at the time of the Byzantian Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. Underground cisterns were commonly built in the middle ages to collect and store rainwater. There were possibly…