The wells, subterranean passage, tunnels and water systems of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

  • In November 2005, a survey was begun of the wells in and around Hagia Sophia Church in Istanbul. The long-term goal of the survey is the understanding of the function of the tunnels and the water systems used for Hagia Sophia and its surroundings during the Byzantine and the Ottoman periods. Alternate research methods, such as geophysical research, will be used in future surveys. The 2005 survey examined the channels that run from under the narthex and continue northwards and the southwards of the building as well as channels that run towards the atrium, hippodrome, and garden in the north. The survey resulted in the first photos of the well-bottoms in the history of Hagia Sophia.

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Author:Çigdem Özkan-Aygün
Parent Title (German):FeRA : Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2006/05/10
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/05/10
Page Number:6
First Page:35
Last Page:40
Source:Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde 1 (2006), S. 35 - 40
Institutes:Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Geschichtswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 93 Geschichte des Altertums (bis ca. 499), Archäologie / 930 Geschichte des Altertums bis ca. 499, Archäologie
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht