The Fourth and Fifth Hills
I HAD BEEN AT A LOSS TO DISCOVER THE ELEVENTH ward, though the Ancient Description of the Wards mentions it to have been wider in compass than the tenth and in no part bounded by the sea. It also says that it partly consisted of level and partly of rising ground. The author added, however, that it also contained the Church of the Apostles. Though nothing now remains of that church, I was informed by some elderly people of Constantinople who told me that they remembered that it stood on the back of the fourth hill, which fell on a hill of the third valley near the Saddlers Shops and the sepulcher of Emperor Mohamet. I observe from this that the eleventh ward was partly on the top of the same hill and partly on its north side.
I shall show by what follows that this ward reached the Land Wall of the city, which divided the eleventh from the fourteenth ward, and which was also itself divided from the city by an intermediate space of land. I shall convince the reader presently that this ward was situated on the sixth hill outside the walls of the city and was afterward walled around by Theodosius II.
The walls built by Constantine are said to have reached as far as the churches of St. Anthony and St. Mary, who