May 29 marks the Fall of Constantinople and subsequent Byzantine Empire (known as the Empire…
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Hagia Sophia was one of several great churches originally built by Constantine, the first Christian emperor and founder of the city of Constantinople. For almost 1,000 years Hagia Sophia remained the largest Greek Orthodox Christian church in the world.
Referred to as one of the darkest days in Greek history, the Fall of Constantinople took place on May 29, 1453, a battle that was part of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453).