Gates of Constantinople and Istanbul

Istanbul (Constantinople) has been the greatest capital of all times, even today Istanbul(Constantinople) is on the top of ancient cities. Its glory is so impressive that the city is a timeless treasure.

Constantinople – the capital of East Roman Empire- was the most important capital of medieval age. The walls of the city were so tough that Vikings even couldn’t conquer the city. So they came here as merchants (not soldier). Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II prepared a war plan to beat the walls. He had giant cannons forged and he had a big navy established. He achieved his goal and he conquered Constantinople.So East Roman Empire came down in the world. But the legacy of Roman Empire is still living on the city walls.

The area of this city wall is so wide that around 10 gates were placed in order to conduct the traffic. Most of them are still alive and they are watching the modern world. Ottoman Empire had also used this city wall and the gates. They had important functions, for example to control the good and visitor traffic.

Unfortunately the historical symbols and features had been stolen in time. But their characteristic feature is still there; Eternity.

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