Hieron Castle

Hieron (Yoros) Castle is located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. It was perhaps built by Manuel I Komenos, with Geonese rebuilding. It was taken by the Genoese in 1350 and by Mehmet II in 1452.

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Entrance to the Black Sea by W.H. Bartlett (1838)

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Junction of the Bosporus and Black Sea by Edward Daniel Clarke (1810)



Bildlexikon zur Topographie Istanbuls: Byzantion, Konstantinupolis, Istanbul by Wolfgang Müller-Wiener

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan


Yoros Castle Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)

Suburbs of Constantinople Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)