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Days 95–98 • Istanbul •

Ottomans I–III: Foundation, Conquest of Constantinople, Peak of Power

20626 Square Degrees 1453

Published on 08.10.2022, 22:50 in Istanbul, Turkey

This report’s podcast is only available in german:  20.626 Quadratgrad 1453.

There are probably very few cities in the world where more of the most important historical events took place than in Constantinople, today’s Istanbul. It is not uncommon to pinpoint the end of the classical antiquity to the death of the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople in 565, and the end of the Middle Ages to the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453. In this episode, we walk in the footsteps of this spectacular conquest of the city, then considered impregnable, and tell this story from the original sites: The Rumelian Fortress, the Golden Horn and the Theodosian Wall. Although we include our own observations and experiences wherever possible, this small special episode puts a clear emphasis on history. In episode 14 we will then talk about Istanbul again with a tourist focus.

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