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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
One has to assume that the Byzantines had fountains because the Romans did, but today no trace of these remains. Instead we have many fountains from the Ottoman period the were common until pipes bringing water directly into individual houses were laid in the nineteenth century
The ancient basilica’s fame spreads so far and wide that many legends have sprung up about it over the centuries
As the nights grew longer and cooler, the people of Ottoman Istanbul prepared to face unpredictable winters
A favorite pastime in the Ottoman era was watching the performances of Karagöz, the shadow theater.
Despite occasional efforts to outlaw the habit, the smoking of all kinds of tobacco and opium was a favorite pastime of the Ottomans
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