simply stunning , thanksIf you have been wandering or driven beside the Marmara Sea road at the back of Topkapi Palace you would have seen remnants of ruins of Istanbul's 5th Century "the lost palace of Istanbul" of Constantinople's Byzantine rulers.
It used to stand on the Marmara Sea. till the land was reclaimed and a road was built taking it off the coastline. It also in part became a victim due to railway construction ..
The Istanbul Municipality at present is restoring the once neglected Palace in part to its former glory
Boukoleon Palace, its name is derived from the stone statues that once stood at the entrance of a bull and lion.
The palace itself was part of a greater complex, stretching from the city’s north to its south, and included a Grand Palace, a structure that used to stand somewhere between today’s Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
Several kiosks, churches, cisterns, and other residential structures for the Byzantine elite were also located in the area.
The bull statue has been lost to the annals of time, but the lion statue has been recovered and now casts its gaze over visitors to Istanbul's Museum of Archaeology.
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The Istanbul Municipality is restoring the once neglected Palace to part of its former glory
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In its heyday when Istanbul was Constantinople
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This was it in the 1950's before they made the coast road to Bakirkoy
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Before the start of the Renovation.
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