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Byzantine art: Byzantine gold earring, 12th century Byzantine gold earring with enameled bird, 12th century; in the British Museum, London.

Byzantine art: Byzantine gold earring, 12th century Byzantine gold earring with enameled bird, 12th century; in the British Museum, London.

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

On May 29, 1453 the Ottoman Turkish army, under the leadership of Mehmed II (Mahomet II) broke Constantinople’s defensive walls, captured Constantinople and killed the Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos.  With the death of Constantine XI, the Byzantine Empire came to an end, as did the older Roman Empire.  The image is of Sultan Mehmed II by Gentile Bellini 1480, which is held at the National Gallery, London.

On May 29, 1453 the Ottoman Turkish army, under the leadership of Mehmed II (Mahomet II) broke Constantinople’s defensive walls, captured Constantinople and killed the Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. With the death of Constantine XI, the Byzantine Empire came to an end, as did the older Roman Empire. The image is of Sultan Mehmed II by Gentile Bellini 1480, which is held at the National Gallery, London.

Byzantine Fashions 39 / Byzantine Fashions / Kids printables coloring pages

Byzantine Fashions 39 / Byzantine Fashions / Kids printables coloring pages

Car Konstantin, Niš, Serbia. Monument to Emperor Constantine. Niš is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West.  It is also the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor and the founder of Constantinople.

Car Konstantin, Niš, Serbia. Monument to Emperor Constantine. Niš is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West. It is also the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor and the founder of Constantinople.

Been to all.. Istanbul Subway Art by City Favorites Wall Art on @HauteLook

Been to all.. Istanbul Subway Art by City Favorites Wall Art on @HauteLook

Civilization door. Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul, Turkey

Civilization door. Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul, Turkey

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator on the walls of the upper southern gallery. Christ is flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist. The mosaics were made in the 12th century.

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator on the walls of the upper southern gallery. Christ is flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist. The mosaics were made in the 12th century.

Istanbul, Obelisk of Theodosius. The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

Istanbul, Obelisk of Theodosius. The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.


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