Cistern of Philoxenos

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Cistern of Philoxenos in Istambul, where it was built in the fifth century
The cistern of Bin-bir-derek.
Called the one thousand and one pillars

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Northeastern University Libraries, the Internet Archive

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View of the Cistern of Philoxenos, also known in Turkey as Binbirdirek Sarnıcı, which literally means the “1001 Column Cistern.” It is located on the European side of Istanbul where it was built in the fifth century and has in reality 224 columns, of which over 20 can be seen on this picture.

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