Fountain at the remains of church near the sea walls of Topkapi palace in Istanbul. According to the author, the Greek Orthodox of Istanbul would come to the fountain on the feast of the Transfiguration. Several of them would bury themselves in the sand and then drink from the holy fountain, thus realizing a symbolic transfiguration.

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THEVENOT, Jean de

Title

Fountain at the remains of church near the sea walls of Topkapi palace in Istanbul. According to the author, the Greek Orthodox of Istanbul would come to the fountain on the feast of the Transfiguration. Several of them would bury themselves in the sand and then drink from the holy fountain, thus realizing a symbolic transfiguration.

Date

1727

Bibliographic Citation

THEVENOT, Jean de. Voyages De Mr. De Thevenot en Europe qu'en Asie & en Afrique, divisez en trois parties contenant cinq tomes. Première Partie contenant le voyage du Levant. Dans laquelle entr'autres choses il est soigneusement traité des etats sujets au Grand Seigneur, des moeurs, religions, forces, gouvernemens politiques, langues & coutumes des habitans de ce grand empire. Et où se trouvent aussi diverses particularitez de l'Archipel, Constantinople, Terre-Sainte, Egypte, pyramides, mumies, deserts d'Arabie, la Meque: & de plusieurs autres lieux de l'Asie & de l'Afrique, remarquez depuis peu, & non encore décrits jusqu'à present. Avec les choses memorables arrivées au dernier Siege de Bagdad, les ceremonies faites aux receptions des Ambassadeurs du Mongol: Et l'entretien de l'auteur avec celui du Prêtejan, où il est parlé des sources du Nil. Troisième edition, vol.I, Amsterdam, Michel Charles le Céne, M. DCC. XXVII. [=1727].

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thevenot2_4

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Istanbul

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Turkey

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Architecture and built environment

Religious practices

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THEVENOT, Jean de, “Fountain at the remains of church near the sea walls of Topkapi palace in Istanbul. According to the author, the Greek Orthodox of Istanbul would come to the fountain on the feast of the Transfiguration. Several of them would bury themselves in the sand and then drink from the holy fountain, thus realizing a symbolic transfiguration.,” travelogues, accessed February 22, 2024, http://english.travelogues.gr/items/show/56859.