The famous Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul Turkey. It was built by Constantine the Great in the 6th century, the architects were Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles.
Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. Its central dome is 31 meters in diameter and 56 meters high. It has been damaged by earthquakes in 558, 563, 989 and 1346. ...
As Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, Patriarch Bartholomew occupies the First Throne of the Orthodox Christian Church and presides in a fraternal spirit among all the Orthodox Primates. The Ecumenical Patriarch has the historical and theological responsibility to initiate and coordinate actions among the Churches of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ge...
Istanbul's mammoth Büyük Otogar (Main Bus Terminal) serves all of Turkey, plus Greece, Bulgaria and the Balkans, and central Europe.
This International Istanbul Intercity Bus Terminal (Uluslararasi Istanbul Otogari), as it's formally named, is 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Sultanahmet Square in the district of Bayrampasa, near the district of Esenler.
Battle of Ankara, fought on 1402, took place near Ankara between Ottoman and Timurid forces. Ottoman sultan Beyazid was captured and enslaved. The loss to Timur had drastic effects on Ottomans, a civil war between 4 sons of Beyazid resulted in delaying of Conquest of Istanbul and further progress in Balkans.
The Conrad Hilton (5 Star Hotel) in Istanbul offers superior facilities and service. This, combined with its location, its masterful blend of tradition and modern design, make it a desirable place for business or a relaxing stay in Istanbul.
On February 21, 1945 the Brazilian Expeditionary Force achieved one of its most remarkable feats during the Campaign of Italythe conquest of Monte Castello, until then considered an inexpugnable fortress.
That conquest became legendary not only for its expressive tactical meaning but also for the extremely adverse conditions that inv...
Yeditepe University has the advantage of being situated in Istanbul, the biggest city in Europe and the former capital of three empires (Eastern Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman); and a historical centre of Islam, Orthodox Christianity and Eastern Christianity. Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul has continued to be the major city, if not the titular capital, in a Republic, which has ins...
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