Medusa haed in The Basilica Cistern. Istanbul - Stock image
Basilica Cistern, East Asia, Istanbul, Middle East, Statue
Istanbul, Turkey - June 29, 2013: Medusa haed in The Basilica Cistern on June 29, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The cistern, located near of the Hagia Sophia, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.