The ancient buildings that have shape-shifted across centuries

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in 1545, ¬†French physician Petrus Gyllius found a set of stairs disappearing beneath some ramshackle wooden buildings behind the city’s gigantic mosque, the Hagia Sophia. Following them down to 30 feet beneath the streets of Istanbul, he found a sunken palace and floated through its forest of 336 towering columns on a row boat.¬† READ THE STORY ON CNN.COM/ STYLE ARCHITECTURE

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