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Haghia Sophia Mosaic Detail: The Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachus. Istanbul, Turkey

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The Crusades, from 1095 to 1289, were the Christians trying to take control of Jerusalem. These were very important to the Byzantine Empire, as the fourth led to the fall of Constantinople.

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''THE REAL MACEDONIA IS IN GREECE'' HISTORY CAN NOT BE WRITTEN AGAIN...

Map of Constantinople imitating the style of medieval city maps

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Illustrated map of Constantinople

I'm not sure where this excellent map of Old Constantinople came from, but it's great. It wouldn't be as easy to use in a game as a boring old plan view of the city, and it's certainly not accurate to scale, but it's a wonderfully evocative image. via shouting into the byzantium by peter fitzpatrick #byzantium #bizans #oldcity #tarihiyarimada #tarihimerkez #destination #istanbul #armada #hotel #armadahotel #ArmadaIstanbul #turkey # turkiye #photography #map #harita #illustration

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1885 Antique Map of Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey

1885 Map of the Bronze age Etruscan capital city, modern İstanbul, Turkey. Etruscan: İLİAD = TURUAD = BİZANT ©Artur Uskumantur 2012 All rights reserved, may not be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without prior consent.

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