Incredible Photos of Ancient and Medieval Underground Cisterns

In another example of when having a great subject can really help in getting great photographs, we’re sure you will agree that this collection is pretty impressive. These cisterns are from various prominent places in the ancient and medieval world – predominantly Istanbul, but the collection also includes shots from Israel, Egypt, Italy and Spain.

Ramla, The Ancient Pool of Archesphoto © 2010 Flavio | more info (via: Wylio)

untitledphoto © 2004 Procsilas Moscas | more info (via: Wylio)

Basilica Cistern / Turkey, Istanbulphoto © 2008 flydime | more info (via: Wylio)

Istanbul - Citerne basilique - 19-10-2008 - 10h30photo © 2008 Etienne Cazin | more info (via: Wylio)

Istanbul - Citerne basilique - 19-10-2008 - 10h40photo © 2008 Etienne Cazin | more info (via: Wylio)

Istanbulphoto © 2007 Chris Ruggles | more info (via: Wylio)

Medusa, Basilica Cistern, Istanbulphoto © 2010 Garrett Ziegler | more info (via: Wylio)

photo © 2010 Chris Parker | more info (via: Wylio)

El Jadida : Citerne portugaisephoto © 2007 Axel Rouvin | more info (via: Wylio)

yerebatan sarnıcıphoto © 2008 ● αnкιтcι ©™ | more info (via: Wylio)

Basilica Cistern, Istanbulphoto © 2010 Garrett Ziegler | more info (via: Wylio)

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan)photo © 2005 Oleg Sidorenko | more info (via: Wylio)

Basilica Cisternphoto © 2009 echiner1 | more info (via: Wylio)

Cistern, neverending columnsphoto © 2006 Luisangel | more info (via: Wylio)

Estambul, Semana Santa 2010photo © 2010 Fran Villena | more info (via: Wylio)

Athens 07 05 09_1154photo © 2009 Harvey Barrison | more info (via: Wylio)

2007-03-11 03-17 Istanbul 272 Yerebatan Sarayiphoto © 2007 Allie_Caulfield | more info (via: Wylio)

2007-03-11 03-17 Istanbul 281 Yerebatan Sarayiphoto © 2007 Allie_Caulfield | more info (via: Wylio)

Basilica Cisternphoto © 2005 Bruno Girin | more info (via: Wylio)

Basilica Cisternphoto © 2005 Bruno Girin | more info (via: Wylio)

IMG_4366photo © 2009 Jimmy Baikovicius | more info (via: Wylio)

Istanbul cisternphoto © 2007 Chris Ruggles | more info (via: Wylio)

Red carpetphoto © 2009 Jacopo Romei | more info (via: Wylio)

Basilica Cistern, Istanbulphoto © 2010 Garrett Ziegler | more info (via: Wylio)

Cisterna // Cisternphoto © 2007 Guzmán Lozano | more info (via: Wylio)

Israel - Nimrod - fortress cisternphoto © 2010 Matt Mickelson | more info (via: Wylio)

Naples Underground Cistern Waterfallphoto © 2010 Justin Ennis | more info (via: Wylio)

Holy Fishphoto © 2009 Jeremy Vandel | more info (via: Wylio)

4 thoughts on “Incredible Photos of Ancient and Medieval Underground Cisterns

  1. Michael Earley

    [img]http://www.michaelearley.info/piscinamirabilis/h368b2e70#h33306ec2[/img] I have a series of the Piscina Mirabilis. It is a little known cistern located in Naples Italy. They are the largest of the remaining cisterns from the Roman Empire.

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