"Nearing the Better Preserved Sections" Theodosian City Walls Tip by mrclay2000

Theodosian City Walls, Istanbul: 39 reviews and 70 photos

  moat and bridge outside Theodosian Walls
by mrclay2000

Nearing Yedikule, the interesting 'Castle of the Seven Towers,' the walls are more intact and for several hundred yards still perfectly preserved. This is happily the case because Mehmet's guns never tried the masonry here. The shorter, outer wall becomes visible along with sections of the moat, where today's Turks still tend their gardens. Again Melville: "Very loamy. Here the soldiers of Constantine fell. Sewn in corruption and raised in potatoes."

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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