Walls of Constantinople or of Theodosius II

Interesting
The area between St Saviour-in-Chora and Fatih is very much a working class district. Washing hangs from windows and you're more likely than not to come across a passer-by with a lamb in tow, or an old man heading up one of the district's narrow streets on the back of a donkey. Close to the St Saviour-in-Chora church, you can admire a section of the walls of Constantinople, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Far from being submerged beneath the city's buildings, it acts as a key feature in Istanbul's landscape and in parts still marks the boundaries of the city. The walls visible today were built under Theodosius II in 413.

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