The City Walls Istanbul
In 447 another earthquake all but destroyed the walls and they had to be hastily rebuilt as Atilla the Hun forces were readying to attack the city and all able bodied citizens regardless of stature had to help in the reconstruction and managed to complete the project in just 2 months.
DimensionsThe original 5m x 12m wall had an outer wall of 2m x 8.5m and a 20m wide moat and was enough to repel Atilla’s attack.
Walking on City Walls
Closeby Sites to VisitThe three best sites to visit are the Yedikule fortifications; Kariye Museum , a Byzantine church housing some of the best preserved mosaics and frescoes in the world, and the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque , another mosque built by Mimar Sinan .
Click to read on City Walls from Yedikule to Topkapi
Click to read on City Walls from Topkapi to Ayvansaray
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