"Shiver Me Timbers!" Theodosian City Walls Tip by mrclay2000

Theodosian City Walls, Istanbul: 39 reviews and 70 photos

  Melville's "inverted pyramids," Theodosian Walls
by mrclay2000

In some places the walls are so dilapidated that sections seem to balance and topple upon one another, disregarded by the modern city. Melville described the strength of the masonry, that dislocated sections slid away cleanly from the larger mass, leaving 'inverted pyramids' in their wake.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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