Vol XI. No. 1.
TAKU WASTE OKIYA, TAKU SICA KIPAJIN.
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^vt-'ASKE TIYOPA WANAKAJA WAN.—GATE OF KERKOPORTA, CONSTANTINOPLE.
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Otonwe aconcaslceyapi tuktekten
cajeyapi. Qa Constantinople otonwe
he okinni dehan eceedan conkaske
tanka ihduksan yuha. Hena waniyetu
kektopawinge sam iyeyeya hen han.
Tiyopa ota, tuka de wanji natakapi qa
unpi sni. Ehake unpi he wanna ehantanhan waniyetu opawinge topa c^tu.
Dehan tankaya hinhpaya. Cowahe
tanka cokaya kinasdeca he maka kahu-
huze kin on hececa. Wanakaja zuyapi
ota sdonya. Wikcemna nonpa akihde
azuyapi. Qa sakpe akihde anatan yuzapi. Ehake heconpi he omaka yawapi
kin A. D.1453. Heehan Turk oyate ohiyapi qa hetanhan otonwe kin yuhapi.
He itokam otonwe kin de Jesus ta okodakiciye en itancanyan un. Tipi wakan ota qa woonspe nina awanyakapi.
TnknTurk hena en upi hehan tona Jesus
ohodapi owasin wicaktepi qais tokan
iyaye wicayapi. Dehan ake Jesus ta-
woonspe America etanhan otonwe kin
he en unkayapi.
Constantinople has walls of solid
hewn stone, fifty to sixty feet in height,
and, in some places, fourteen feet thick.
But on the side along the Marmora sea,
and on that along the harbor of the
Golden Horn, the wall is single; that
is, there is but one wall, while on the
land side, the whole distance across
from water to water, is protected by a
triple line of fortification. Thus, an
enemy approaching the city from the
land side would see before him, first, a
deep moat or fosse, of such width as to
necessitate enormous labor to fill it up,
and beyond that three walls, each one
higher than that in front of it, and the
whole crowned with strong; towers or
forts. The picture above shows a part
of the highest wall (innermost), the
second and. third being in ruins at that
point. Between the two towers the
reader will observe the famous Kerko-
porta (oaken grate, from Latin quer-
cus, oak). This curious old gate is
now walled up as it appears in the
cut, but was in use prior to 1453.
Rev. J. F. Riggs, in III. Chris.
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