Istanbul's ancient subterranean Basilica Cistern

Join Istanbul-based poet and writer Pelin Batu as she explores a museum bursting with history, myth and legend.

Built in the 6th Century for the eastern Roman Empire from older building fragments, The Basilica Cistern used to be a place that stored a huge amount of water. Now it is open to the public to marvel at a history drenched in Istanbul's unique heritage.

Presented by Pelin Batu