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The Theodosian Walls, Istanbul

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The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople (today Istanbul in Turkey) since its founding as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. With numerous additions and modifications during their history, they were the last great fortification system of antiquity, and one of the most complex and elaborate systems ever built.Initially built by Constantine the Great, the walls surrounded the new city on all sides, protecting it against attack from both sea and land. As the city grew, the famous double line of the Theodosian Walls was built in the 5th century. Although the other sections of the walls were less elaborate, when well-manned, they were almost impregnable for any medieval besieger, saving the city, and the Byzantine Empire with it, during sieges from the Avars, Arabs, Rus', and Bulgars, among others (see Sieges of Constantinople). The advent of gunpowder siege cannons rendered the fortifications vulnerable, but cannon technology was not sufficiently advanced to capture the city on its own, and the walls could be repaired between reloading. Ultimately the city fell from sheer weight of numbers of the Ottoman forces on 29 May 1453 after a six-week siege.
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  • Interesting to know that a part of the ancient walls of Constantinople that were built by the Romans are still fit in, enduring so many wars, earthquakes and invasions. Visit.
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  • It is a wall was around the whole Istanbul from ancient times to the middle ages. And I think places remain so slow to walls and can actually touch the walls. Is on the outskirts of the city for night security not so good it seems.
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  • 君士坦丁堡城牆是中世紀保護君士坦丁堡的城牆 自從君士坦丁大帝建立東都即存在 防禦了來自陸地與海上的攻擊 是一座非常偉大的要塞城牆 
  • Nice walk by the ruins of probably the best city defense system of all times. Very small part of the length is fully restored. Most of the towers and walls are on the verge of collapse and it's a pity that this monument is so neglected. If renovated they could offer a nice walk from Marmara sea to Golden Horn and would be a major attraction.
  • Interesting, but empty. This is not the restored walls these are ruins. I think they are absolutely beautiful and they made great pictures.
  • Big thing , hard to do much more than observe at a distance
  • 雖然沒有太多的左側一度宏偉的城牆君士坦丁堡,留下的還是值得一看。 我去過附近的部分得到重建和條件ok Gulhane Park公園也是如此。 正常的城市生活繼續牆在一志記歷史上。
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