National Geographic : 1939 Jan
© National Geographic Society rinlay rnotograpn oy sernara r.Kogers, Jr. ANCIENT MOSAICS, BURIED DURING CENTURIES OF CHANGE, NOW COME TO LIFE UNDER THE CLEANING TOOLS OF ATURKISH ARTISAN Constantinople was built upon pagan foundations, some of which, antedate recorded history. Kemal Atatiirk renamed this first Christian city Istanbul, but moved his capital to Ankara. This find is in the grounds of the Great Palace, a matchless royal site dating back toByzantine days.