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The ruins of the Bukoleon Palace are located in the Istanbul district of Eminonu. The Bukoleon palace served as the seaside residence of the Byzantine emperors.
Built in the 5th century AD, during the reign of Emperor Theodosius II, the palace received its name (Bukoleon) only a century later. It was then that sculptures of a lion and a bull were installed in the imperial harbor, located opposite the palace. Now these sculptures can be seen in the exposition of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
In the period from 829 to 842, the palace building was reconstructed, a terrace was added to it, offering a picturesque panoramic view of the sea. The decay of the palace began in the XIII century. The western part of the palace was demolished in 1873 during the construction of railway lines.
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Topic: Ruins of Bukoleon Palace in Turkey, Istanbul resort.