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    The upside down head of Medusa, propping up a column in the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

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    • heighty

      Basilica Cistern - loved this magical, secret place in the city centre, accessed by a non-descript doorway. With NO tourists!

    • Talitta Falbo

      medusa istanbul cistern - “The reason for Medusa’s inverted position was no doubt the superstitious belief that the inversion would rob her of her evil powers.”

    • Angela Navarro

      Istanbul's many attractions include towering minarets, underground Byzantine cisterns and steamy bathhouses. Pat Yale selects the places to visit

    • Kelly Bongratz

      The upside down head of Medusa, propping up a column in the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Photograph: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images

    • Tig Olivares

      Head of Medusa in the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Photograph: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images

    • Anas Crecca Travel

      The Basilica has been built during the 6th century, when Istanbul was Constantinople, and the dominant civilization was the Byzantine. The ceiling of the Cistern is supported by 336 column, which has largely taken by existing temples… In the Basilica-cistern you will visit the places described on the book (such as the statue of Medusa), but also many other monuments and artifacts, such as the teardrop column and much more… #inferno #tour #istanbul #basilicacistern

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      Basilica cistern (ISTANBUL) place to visit

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