Istanbul Conquest Prayer at Santa Sophia Museum Square Thousands gather to mark the 563rd anniversary of the Conquest of Istanbul by performing prayer in Santa Sophia Museum Squareront of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum Square . 27 May 2016 – 28 May 2016 Built in the sixth century, the Hagia Sophia, which means Holy Wisdom in Greek, […]

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563 years since the conquest of Istanbul

563 years since the conquest of Istanbul On May 29, 1453, the ancient Roman city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. Many historians consider the event – and this day – as also marking the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of Europe’s early modern period. Five hundred and sixty-three years ago today, an Ottoman army led by Sultan […]

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