The Ottomans D.17.11.30

29 Nov

When the Ottomans finally conquered the empire, they replaced the Greek Christian culture of Byzantium with their own Turkish Muslim one.
Constantinople became Istanbul, which is just the Turkish word for Constantinople. Stan-bul, Stan-tinople. It’s easy to forget that Byzantium survived for 1,000 years, producing great works of art, architecture, and music.
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