Episode 2: History of Istanbul, Early Times & Byzantine Period
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History of Istanbul, Early Times & Byzantine Period

  • Neolithic finds in Istanbul 
  • Opposite the blind people’s land 
  • The city of Byzas: Byzantion 
  • World’s largest medieval shipwreck collection 
  • Constantine becomes the sole emperor of the Roman Empire
  • Roman version of Alexander the Great 
  • Believer of Christianity or used Christianity for his political propaganda? 
  • Council of Nicaea 
  • From a small town to the Roman capital 
  • Roman, Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire? 
  • Nika Revolt of 532 AD 
  • Walls of Constantinople 
  • Fourth Crusade 
  • Partitioning of the Byzantine Empire 
  • Genoese merchants 
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