Found project: St. Romanus gate


    Project : St. Romanus gate

    Language variant : Top Kapısı

    Architect : n/a

    Locality : Istanbul

    Country : Turkey

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    Description :

    “Some of the Christians hoped that this might be just an isolated night-attack, intended to test their strength; and all of them hoped for a moment of rest. It was not granted to them. They scarcely had time to reform their lines and replace beams and barrels of earth on the stockade before a second attack was launched. Regiments of Anatolian Turks from Ishak’s army, easily recognized by their special uniforms and breastplates, came pouring down the hill from outside the Civil Gate of Saint Romanus* into the valley and wheeled round to face the stockade. Once more the bells of the churches near the walls rang out to give the alarm. But the sound was drowned by the booming of Urban’s great cannon and its fellows as they began afresh to pound the walls.”

    * “The [civil] Gate of Saint Romanus, the present Top Kapusi (Topkapi Gate), was at the highest point of the ridge.” (p. 91)

    Steven Runciman, The Fall of Constantinople, 1453, Cambridge University Press, Eleventh printing, 2004, pp. 91, 135.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    St. Romanus gate
    St. Romanus gate
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    St. Romanus gate
    St. Romanus gate
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    St. Romanus gate
    St. Romanus gate
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski