The Walls of Istanbul: Evidence of the Moat outside the Theodosian Wall

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bdeh on June 18, 2013

Good shot to see the evidence of the moat Ian and great composition. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on June 18, 2013

Dear Berend,

We did this walk without a guide, Berend, and here it was clear that the moat was an important part of the defences, but as you can see the wall crosses hills (background) and behind me, for example and I couldn't quite work out how the moat worked. On reading, I have learnt that for most of the length of the moat it was merely a wide ditch without water - a sort of no man's land before the outer wall.



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