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Page 3 - ... immense advantages of its position, fixed his residence here, in 330, in preference to Rome. The 7 hills on which it is built, ascend as they recede from the shore, and a beautiful green hill forms the back-ground. An arm of the Bosphorus affords it an excellent harbor, with an open navigation to the Black Sea on the north, and the Mediterranean on the south. The whole circuit of the city is about 12 miles. A wall from 14 to 20 feet high, flanked with towers, and having 6 gates, runs along the...