Trying to Understand history...
From Constantinople ... to Istanbul
you begin a cyber tour in Istanbul
make the tour just follow the visits at the end of each page.
Ancient Byzantine Hippodrome and current Sultanahment Square.
Egyptian obelisk of 2500 years old and the 300 years old tower of the Blue Mosque
There is 10,000 years of history to tell about
the area known today as Turkey.
The history begins in 7,500 BC when the most ancient civilization was
established in "Catal Hoyuk". Let's recall some facts, names and moments
in time between 5,000 BC and 300 AD. - stone age, copper age, bronze
age, Hittite Empire, Trojan Wars, King Midas, the Hellenistic Civilization,
Alexander the Great, Pergamund....
Let's check the most important events which occurred between 330 BC
and the twentieth century:
- From the Great
Palace the Emperor Constantin the Great makes Constantinople
the most powerful city in the Roman Empire.
527-65 DC - The great Byzantine Emperor
Justinian built the Saint Sophia Church,
which was the biggest church in the world.
570 DC - Mohammed the Prophet was born - revelation
of the Koran.
1037-1109 In Iran Turkish Seljuk Empire was in power.