The Great Palace Mosaic Museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople. The museum hosts the mosaics used to decorate the pavement of a peristyle court, dating possibly to the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I, although more recent analysis hints at a later date, possibly even the reign of Heraclius. It was uncovered by British archaeologists from the University of St Andrews in Scotland during extensive excavations at the Arasta Bazaar in Sultan Ahmet Square in 1935 and 1951.


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