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Roman cistern, Istanbul

Roman cistern, Istanbul

This Medusa head was installed upside down in the Roman cisterns of Istanbul. The builders collected leftover columns and stone from around the city to make up the cistern's hundreds of columns, and apparently someone wanted to get rid of this Medusa. She was put at the very back of the cistern in a corner facing the wall. Her sister, another Medusa, is nearby and sideways to the ground.

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