Two-year restoration reveals tales of Istanbul's Sunken Palace

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This photo taken on Aug. 29, 2023 shows the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Türkiye. After two years of arduous restoration and consolidation, the Basilica Cistern, a 1,500-year-old Byzantine underground reservoir, finally has its hidden beauties and the stories behind its formation brought to light. Known for a huge underground chamber supported by marble columns, the cistern, also known as the Sunken Palace, is located on the ancient Istanbul peninsula, once the Byzantine Empire's capital.(Photo by Omer Kuscu/Xinhua)

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