The Garden Guide

Book: Journey and Embassy to Samarkand
Chapter: Ii. Constantinople

Walls of Constantinople

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The city of Constantinople is surrounded by a high and strong wall, with towers. The wall has three angles, and from angle to angle there is a distance of six miles, so that the whole city is eighteen miles in circumference, which is six leagues; two sides facing the sea, and one facing the land. At the angle which does not face the sea, on a hill, are the palaces of the emperor.