Walls of Constantinople

Local nameİstanbul Surları
LocationIstanbul, Turkey

The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople since its founding as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. With numerous additions and modifications during their history, they were the last great fortification system of antiquity, and one of the most complex and elaborate systems ever built.

Initially built by Constantine the Great, the walls surrounded the new city on all sides, protecting it against attack from both sea and land. As the city grew, the famous double line of the Theodosian Walls was built in the 5th century. Although the other sections of the walls were less elaborate, they were, when well-manned, almost impregnable for any medieval besieger, saving the city, and the Byzantine Empire with it, during sieges from the Avar-Sasanian…

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walls_of_Constantinople

Address 9 Dervişzade Tandır Aralığı Sokak, Fatih 34087, Turkey

Coordinates 41°2'14.118" N 28°56'24.957" E

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