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Water in Byzantine Constantinople from Constantine V to Mehmet II Fatih

Lecture by Professor Jim Crow (University of Edinburgh).

2019.02.06 | Astrid Leed Strauss

Date Tue 26 Mar
Time 16:00 17:00
Location Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark (Building 4230-232).


The late antique megalopolis of Constantinople was well provided with a new water supply system including the longest water supply lines and major covered cisterns and reservoirs. This paper focuses on the medieval city and aims to outline how the varying  fortunes of the water infrastructure mirror the long-term urban history of the city and provide insights into changing patterns of patronage and munificence.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

History and archaeology, Lecture/talk