We explore the capital of the Byzantine Empire: Constantinople. We look at the origins of the city and trace its development from Greek city to Imperial centre. Then we see why it had such a strategically valuable location. After that we visit the city itself in the 6th century from the Great Palace to the streets.
Image: Istanbul and the Bosporus
(Author: Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-21752, Source Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Istambul_and_Bosporus_big.jpg)
Map: The map below shows Constantinople during the Byzantine years. You can revisit this map in the future as it will be relevant throughout the life of the podcast.
(Author: Konstantinos Plakidas, Source Website: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Cplakidas)
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After a bit of googling after listening to this episode I stumbled across this paper: “The Triumphal Way of Constantinople and the Golden Gate” by Cyril Mango (here -http://www.doaks.org/resources/publications/dumbarton-oaks-papers/dop54/dp54ch9.pdf/view). Lots of interesting detail to supplement your continuing “walking tour”.
Brilliant, thank you
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