The Lost Harbour of Constantinople

One of the largest urban excavations in history exposes a massive Byzantine port. This is the site where a new east-west rail line will emerge from below ground connecting with the city’s subways light rail system and the busses. But, nearly 1,700 years ago another transportation hub was built here the first port of Constantinople the harbour that allowed the city to become the new capital of Roman Empire. Wine and oil jars amphorae, cargoes of grain  from Alexandria- all moved through this port. If you want to watch the videos about the excavation area you can click the links below;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXHwt-ueJ0M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iby4sWupkjs

     

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