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The conquest of Constantinople

The fall of Constantinople, (May 29, 1453), the conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Mohammed II of the Ottoman Empire. The declining Byzantine Empire ended 55 days after the siege of the city when the Ottomans invaded the ancient geography of Constantinople. Using art… Read more

The Battle of Levounion 1091 AD

It’s late April of the year 1091. Somewhere in southern Thrace, Emperor Alexios Komnenos rides in the vanguard of his recently assembled army, marching to challenge his enemy.  A small group of riders loom in the distance, racing towards them. Alexios, squinting his … Read more