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Constantinople (Roman: Constantinopolis; Greek: Konstantinoupolis) was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and claimed to be the capital of the restored Roman Empire. The ancient name of Constantinople was Byzantium (Greek: Byzantion), whence the Byzantine Empire's name was derived. The name was changed by Roman emperor Constantine I who moved the capital of the Roman empire here on May 11, 330 CE. Constantine wanted to name the city Nova Roma (New Rome), but this name never caught on.

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Constantinople Map, 1922 Constantinople 1893
Map of Constantinople Constantinople, 1893
Constantinople from the Air, Early 20th Century Constantinople Hippodrome
Constantinople from the Air, Early 20th Century Constantinople: Hippodrome
Constantinople: Hippodrome, 1915 Constantinople: Roman Aquaduct
Constantinople: Hippodrome, 1915 Constantinople: Roman Aquaduct
Constantinople: Ortakoy Mosque Constantinople: Ortakoy Mosque, 1915
Constantinople: Dolmabahce Mosque Constantinople: Dolmabahce Mosque, 1915

 

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