Lykos/Bayrampaşa Valley

Photograph by Nicholas Artamonoff, 1930s.
Lykos/Bayrampaşa Valley

This photograph depicts the Lykos/Bayrampaşa valley, with Fatih Mosque in the upper-left corner, Fenari İsa Mosque in the center, and the Süleymaniye and Şehzâde Mosques on the far right.

Agricultural lands in the Lykos valley are attested in monastic foundation documents (typika). The typika for Lips Monastery, dated 1294–1301, includes among the monastery’s possessions “another garden of 15 modioi at Blanga” (Byzantine Monastic Foundation Documents, 1280), while that of Anargyroi, from the same period, lists “a garden in Blanga with a pasturage there” (Byzantine Monastic Foundation Documents, 1292). A commemoration for John Theophilos and Maria Asanina was secured at Bebaia Elpis through the gift of 300 nomismata. Maria first donated 100 nomismata, “and in exchange for them the garden at Blanga was handed over and registered in the name of Theophilos” (Byzantine Monastic Foundation Documents, 1567).

 

Nicholas V. Artamonoff, View of the Lykos/Bayrampaşa Valley, 1930s, Artamonoff P375, Myron Bement Smith Collection, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

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