The Walls of Constantinople and the Treasure of Marmaray2 August 2017
Emperor Constantine Constantine proclaimed the founding of the city in 330 AD. The Small Byzantine name is the making of the following centuries. Constantinople adopted the name Constantinople in the Islamic and Turkish world.
The now-known land-side walls of this city were built by Emperor Theodosius in the 5th century BC. These walls were undoubtedly the mightiest military defense system of the Middle Ages. He defended Constantinople for a century. After the abbey of Constantine was abandoned, it disappeared to its bases in a very short time.
There is only debate about where these walls came from. The only evidence in Zeyrek was the brick walls on the side of the house. There are even those who call them firewalls. The famous Byzantine historians have made portrayals of the city of Istanbul and the density of settlements. Some even populate the population into millions.
In the history of archeology, some accidents correct some important mistakes. I would like to mention with pride that the Marmaray project revealed the Port of Constantine and the Port of Theodosius a little further west than the site of Yenikapi. The city is in the young antique age ie 4-6. we got striking information about the historical structure of the centuries.
Important excavations were made in the excavations in terms of ship history. Marmaray’s construction was delayed for 4 years.
The harbor is filled with alluvium of Bayrampasa Stream or Old Lykos until the Ottoman period, where there are no Ottoman boats. But there is another important invention of Ottoman history. The Armenian Quarter, which was placed here in the 17th century, also appeared.
Note: The boat named ‘Yenikapı 12’ found in the archaeological excavations of Yenikapı was rebuilt. The boat will be displayed in Marseilles later in the spring.
We have the treasures of Constantinople, which we call Byzantine. It is not the job of the Germans, Franks, Lombards of the grandsons living in the far West to remove the map of the world. We must investigate the Byzantine period and the Roman period in this magnificent Ottoman period of Istanbul and we should find it and introduce it to the world and to the world …