The Maiden's Tower

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The Maiden's Tower at Twilight

Maiden's Tower was first built by the Athenian general Alcibiades in 408 BC to control the movements of the Persian ships in the Bosphorus strait. It was later enlarged and rebuilt by the Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus in 1110 AD, and was rebuilt and restored several times by the Ottoman Turks, most significantly in 1509 and 1763.
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David Sutherland
Date Photographed:
June 14, 2007
Location Information:
Istanbul, Turkey

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