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May 29, 1453: The Day Constantinople Fell

The fall of Constantinople, which occurred on May 29,1453 was the final phase of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453) and the darkest page in Greek...

Byzantine Monuments To Be Protected by New Global Charter

An agreement called "The Charter for the Protection of the Byzantine Heritage Monuments" was unanimously ratified this weekend after a three-day meeting held in the city...

There is Still Much to Learn About Herbs From The Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greek medical manuscripts have emerged as a go-to for horticulture, botany, medicine and literature in the Middle Ages in the form a newly...

562 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire [VIDEO]

The fall of Constantinople was the result of a three month siege by the Ottoman army, led by Sultan Mehmed II. At the time, Emperor...

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