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Constantinople was the name of present-day Istanbul from 330-1930 C.E.. It was previously known as Byzantium.

It was the capital city of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, the Latin and the Ottoman Empire. It was founded in AD 330, at ancient Byzantium as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great, after whom it was named. In the 12th century, the city was the largest and wealthiest European city.


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People from Constantinople

Secular buildings and monuments

Churches, monasteries and mosques


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