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Many of the materials were taken from other sites around the empire, for the cistern and for the Hagia Sophia. For this reason there are capitals of columns in the Ionic and Corinthian styles, and a few in the Doric style.

And there are also two of these - two columns with blocks carved with the face of Medusa probably taken from a building in Rome.
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