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Ekşi Sözlük’te adıma açılan başlıktaki bir yoruma cevabım

Ekşi Sözlük’te adıma açılan başlıktaki bir yoruma cevabım

Ekşi Sözlük'te adıma açılan başlıkta eski bir öğrencim yorum yazmış. Belki bu bloğu takip ediyordur görür belki de yıllar sonra ...

Walls of Istanbul Kategorisindeki Makaleler

The best way to defend a city in the Middle Ages, was to build a city wall. The city was being protected from enemies by these walls. These walls were advantageous so 5000 soldiers defending the city could resist 100,000 soldiers. Constantinople had the most powerful defense system of the Middle Ages. These walls around Constantinople that cover 19.5 kilometers […]

The gate that Byzantine Empire used for military purposes. This is only the military gate that should be seen along the entire route. It was closed most of the  military gates by Ottomans and Byzantines because it was not necessary. Military gates are smaller than civil gates and are unpretentious architecturally. The gate is called the first military gate because […]

Where did name of Curved Gate (in Turkish: Eğrikapı) come from? The subject is controversial. A traveler of Ottoman who Evliya Çelebi says that after the conquest, a group of immigrants from Eğirdir were placed in this neighborhood. Eremya Çelebi who is traveler of same period and historian says that the gate is curve. John Frelly who is called Modern […]

In the middle ages (or medieval period) every castle had a water tower. Water would enter the city from here. People could enter through the water channels. Therefore, a water tower was built here to ensure safety. So this tower called watery tower (in Turkish : Sulukule). Sulukule Gate was both civilian and a military gate. The cross on the […]

Topkapı Gate, was completely destroyed during the conquest and it was rebuilt after the conquest. The gate got its Turkish name because of some cannonballs  that beat the walls during the conquest. After these cannonballs was placed on the gate. Some travelers who visited walls of Istanbul in the middle of the 19th century talked about these cannonballs. On the […]

This gate took its name from Yenikapı Mevlevi Dervish House that is stayed outside wall. The gate was built in second Theodosius period and managed to preserve its original form for hundreds of years. The Byzantines called this gate the Russian Gate. Russian Gate A group of Russians lived in Eyüp during the Byzantine period but entry to Istanbul was […]

Just as Silivri Gate, some of the wall gates got their names from the road they were on. Silivri Gate is on the road that goes the Silivri district and has two defense towers just as Belgrade Gate. The bruial chambers of emperors that are about 1700 years old, are next the gate. You should see these bruial chambers. While […]

This gate knit during Byzantine period in 12th century and stayed closed for 700 years that is why called “closed gate” by Ottomans. The gate was reopened in 1886, to fecilitate arrivals and departures to the Balıklı Greek Hospital. Why was the gate called Belgrade? After the conquest of Belgrade, a group of Belgrade prisoners were brought to Istanbul in […]

This gate, which is completely covered with Marmara Island marble, has two towers and three passages, is the most magnificent gate of Istanbul. The emperors and commanders that won the triumph, entered the city from this gate in Byzantine period, for this reason the gate is monumental. This gate called as Golden Gate because of it covered with golden gilts […]

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