Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern on silver screen with ‘Inferno’

Опубликовано08.11.2018 в 04:09АвторShaktirg






Viking Oceans: Istanbul's Mysterious Basilica Cistern

Ancient texts indicated that the basilica contained gardens, surrounded by a colonnade and facing the Hagia Sophia. Historical texts claim that 7, slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern. Measurements and data The Hen's Eye column. The capitals of the columns are mainly Ionic and Corinthian styles, with the exception of a few Doric style with no engravings. One of the columns is engraved with raised pictures of a Hen's Eye, slanted braches, and tears.

Ancient texts suggest that the tears on the column pay tribute to the hundreds of slaves who died during the construction of the Basilica Cistern. They are carved and engraved out of various types of marble and granite.

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It is virtually empty today with only a few feet of water lining the bottom. The Basilica Cistern has undergone several restorations since its foundation. The first of the repairs were carried out twice during the Ottoman State in the 18th century during the reign of Ahmed III in by the architect Muhammad Agha of Kayseri.

The second major repair was completed during the 19th century during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II — Cracks to masonry and damaged columns were repaired in , with additional restoration in by the Istanbul Metropolitan Museum.

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During the restoration, 50, tons of mud were removed from the cisterns, and platforms built throughout to replace the boats once used to tour the cistern.

The cistern was opened to the public in its current condition on 9 September In May , the cistern underwent additional cleaning. Medusa column bases The sideways Medusa Located in the northwest corner of the cistern, the bases of two columns reuse blocks carved with the visage of Medusa. The origin of the two heads is unknown, though it is thought that the heads were brought to the cistern after being removed from a building of the late Roman period. There is no written evidence that suggests they were used as column pedestals previously.

Tradition has it that the blocks are oriented sideways and inverted in order to negate the power of the Gorgons ' gaze; however, it is widely thought that one was placed sideways only to be the proper size to support the column. The upside-down Medusa was placed that way specifically because she would be the same height right side up.

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In the film, it is referred to as being constructed by the Emperor Constantine, with no reference to Justinian, and is located under the Soviet consulate. Revelations , the player controlled character, Ezio Auditore , is given the chance to explore a section of this cistern in a memory sequence entitled The Yerebatan Cistern.

In the sequence, the lead character, acting as a transporter played by Jeremie Renier , delivers a suitcase to a mysterious client played by Turkish actor Ali Pinar.

Forever Red by Margaret Stohl, published in October , the climactic scenes take place in the cistern and in a secret lab hidden behind it. The entrance to the Basilica Cistern Another view of the forest of columns Column with Medusa base Another column with Medusa base "Peacock-eyed" column.

The novel mysterious events begin in Florence before moving to Sienna and on to Istanbul, where the hero of the book, Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks in the film, makes an important discovery in the Hagia Sophia museum.


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