Secrets Beneath the City of Istanbul
There are many buildings in Istanbul where ancient relics are lying underneath them, such as:The Sedir carpet shop is above a Byzantine barrel vaulted chapel with a sacred spring and has a mosaic floor that is thought to have belonged to Marina, the sister of Emperor Theodosius II. There is also a fresco believed to be part of the Hodegoi Monastery dating from the 11th century. The shop can be found at Mimar Mehmet Ağa Caddesi No. 39.
Ruins below Paladium & Albura Kathisma RestaurantsThe Paladium & Albura Kathisma Restaurants are above an amazing complex of Byzantine structures that have passages linking one part of the Great Palace with another. These can be found at Kutlugün Street No. 31 and Yeni Akbiyik Road No. 26 respectively.
Ruins below Nak Kas HalıThe Nakkaş Halı carpet and Iznik tile shop is above an impressive 6th century cistern that has superb capital carvings on its columns. The shop is at Nakilbent Street No. 30.
Ruins below Sedir Carpet Shop
Other Underground Historical Sites in IstanbulSome of the other famous places situated underground includes: Basilica Sultan in Fatih Carsamba , Anemas Dungeon in Ayvansaray , Basilica Theodosios, Basilica Serefiye in Cemberlitas , Philoxenus Palace ruins in Sultanahmet , Sirkeci Church or Karpospapilas under Aziz Menas Church, Aydinsaray Hamam in Beyazit , Basilica Zeyrek in Beyazit and Basilica Nakkas in Sultanahmet .
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