This columns is engraved with raised pictures of a Hen's Eye, slanted braches, and tears it represent the hundreds of slaves that died while constructing the cistern.
|Tradition has it that Medusa's head was oriented sideways and inverted in order to negate the power of the Gorgons' gaze,|
|Yes, there are carp in Istanbul|
|The ceiling is supported by a forest of 336 marble columns,|
|Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age as a commercial, legal and artistic centre.|