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The Hagia Sophia is one of the city's most well-known Byzantine monuments, but it's also home to a lesser-known memorial: a plaque for the man who encouraged the Fourth Crusade's plundering of the city. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Crime In The City

Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

In The Sultan of Byzantium, Turkish author Selcuk Altun takes his hero into forgotten corners of the city, where once-majestic monuments go unnoticed amid the bustle of daily life.

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Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

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Misage Le Trio Joubran
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St. Carolyn by the Sea Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner
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Lachrimae Bryce Dessner
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Far from Any Road The Handsome Family
Captain of the Phaeron Matt Lynott

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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

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Cease and Persist El Ten Eleven
Marriage is the New Going Steady El Ten Eleven

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As Ferguson Unraveled, The World Found A New Way Of Watching

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Hound Dog Elvis Presley
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Black Dog Mads Tolling

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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?

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Flow Bram Weijters
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Dark Song for a Clear Day Inbar Fridman
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Unfamiliar Ride
Parentheses The Antlers & Bear In Heaven

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

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Main Title Elmer Bernstein

The Hagia Sophia is one of the city's most well-known Byzantine monuments, but it's also home to a lesser-known memorial: a plaque for the man who encouraged the Fourth Crusade's plundering of the city. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

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Istanbul (Not Constantinople) They Might Be Giants
Suite Cabaline 2 Hadouk Quartet

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