Photographer's Note

The Carps of Basilica Cistern
Sarayın Sazanları

( The cistern's Turkish name Yerebatan Sarayı means the sunken palace )

Offspring of the Byzantine Carp
Basilica Cistern Istanbul Turkey

The fish was originally carried to the cistern in the water that came via the Valens aquaduct. The source of the water was Belgrad Forests.

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by Oğuz Kösebalaban
professional tour guide, Istanbul Turkey

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  • Copyright: Oguz Kosebalaban (mristanblue) (10)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-24
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-10-25 3:21
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