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Istanbul Archaeological Museum 1110

Istanbul Archaeological Museum 1110

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The side of a porphyry sarcophagus. There are several but photography was impossible at the time. The best specimens I saw in the Vatican Museum, but that is in another country.

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hereford boy 06-Apr-2009 17:30
This is one of the sarcophagi of the byzantine emporers. They were originally kept in the church of the holy apostles which stood on the site of the present Fatih camii. When the church of the apostles was demolished they were transferred to Haghia Eirene, and then to their present location at the museum