Bible House Cistern

A small cistern is located under the former American missionary building called the Bible House. It measures 7.8 x 7.2 meters with a height of 3.19 meters. It has four columns (2 rows of 2 columns). It is noteworthy for its capitals, each of which is different: undecorated impost, Ionic impost with cross with acanthus leaves, impost capital with leaf and tongue motif, and impost capital with leaved cross, acanthus, and tongue motifs. While it still exists, it is not accessible to the public.

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Photographs by William Earl Betsch From Dumbarton Oaks

Plan by Forchheimer & Strzygowski

Sources

İstanbul'da Bizans Dönemi Sarnıçlarının Mimari Özellikleri ve Kentin Tarihsel Topografyasındaki Dağılımı by Kerim Altuğ

Die Byzantinischen Wasserbehalter von Konstantinopel by Forchheimer & Strzygowski

Resources

Water Supply (Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection)

Bible House (Dumbarton Oaks)

Byzantine Cisterns of Constantinople Photo Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)

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