Constantinople was a city in the Ottoman Empire in Lyra's world. The Ministry of Internal Security was located here.[1] Lyra Silvertongue once witnessed an assassination here.[2]

The train from Geneva to Venice and Constantinople was cancelled due to a carriage being needed for Simeon Papadakis.[3]

The S.S. Zenobia arrived here on its cruise on the 9th May and left on the 10th May.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Constantinople is the former name of the city of Istanbul in Turkey.



  1. The Secret Commonwealth, Chapter 3
  2. The Guardian
  3. The Secret Commonwealth, Chapter 18
  4. Lyra's Oxford, 'Cruise by S.S. Zenobia to the Levant'
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