Tag: 1453

Billy Cotsis launches new book set in 1453 Constantinople

Billy Cotsis launches new book set in 1453 Constantinople

Second generation Greek Australian Billy Cotsis, has written a number of books including the acclaimed Many Faces of Hellenic Culture, Once upon a time in Crystal Palace and From Pyrrhus to Cyprus. Recently, he has added one more to his publishing list- 1453: Constantinople & the Immortal Rulers or there are no dogs here.

Statue of the last Byzantine Emperor is unveiled in Piraeus 3

Statue of the last Byzantine Emperor is unveiled in Piraeus

Yesterday a statue of the last Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, often called the Eastern Roman Empire, was unveiled in Athens. In the square of the Holy Metropolis Church of Piraeus (Athens),…

Will Turkey turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque in July? 6

Will Turkey turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque in July?

On July 2, the Council of State of Turkey is expected to rule on the request to annul the presidential decree that turned Hagia Sophia into a museum in 1934, Law and…

Hagia Sophia

HISTORY: Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, for almost 1,000 years was the largest Greek Orthodox Christian church in the world. Unfortunately nothing remains of the original Hagia Sophia, which was built in the fourth century by Constantine…

The Fall of Constantinople

On this day May 29, 1453: The Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople occurred on May 29, 1453, after a siege which began on April 6. The battle was part of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453) and is referred to as one…

Hagia Sophia

Turkish Islamic leader calls for Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia

The Religious and Foundation Employees’ Union (Diyanet Bir-Sen) called for the first Friday prayer after the coronavirus pandemic to be performed in Hagia Sophia. Friday is considered the Holy Day in Islam.…

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