The Fall of Byzantine Constantinople and the Birth of Ottoman Istanbul

by Read Listen Learn · History · Upper-Intermediate

Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It joins the continents of Europe and Asia and there is water everywhere one looks. It is no surprise then that many Greeks still feel the loss of the city that they continue to call Constantinople. In this article, we can learn about the terrible battle which gave Sultan Mehmet the city and where the Byzantine Emperor Constantine lost the last of an empire and his life (1,540 words).

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