Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
Istanbul Travel Blog› entry 12 of 22 › view all entries
April 24th, 2008 – by: jaxzhao
Then we visited the museum housing the artifacts from the royal treasury. No photos were allowed, but I managed to snap a quick picture of the royal seal that was held by the sultan, required to remove anything from the treasury (sorry about the picture quality).
After the tour of the palace, we split up and I went back to the hostel to do a bit of work and catch up on a bit of sleep. That evening we made our way out to the aquaducts and managed to take the scenic route there leading us through the Suleymaniye Mosque (one of the most important mosques in modern Istanbul), then through some rather broken down residential area. The aquaducts popular in many Roman cities were quite an architectual achievement at the time, allowing the transportation of water and making it possible for cities to reach never-before-seen sizes.
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