Vahka Castle Feke

Vahka Castle

Vahka Castle History Vahka Castle, near Feke in present-day Turkey, was one of the chief strongholds of the Cilician Kingdom of Armenia. The main seat of the Rubenid family, later the ruling dynasty of Cilicia, was originally captured from the Byzantines around 1097/1098 by Constantine I, Ruben I’s son. Recaptured by Emperor John II Komnenos […]

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Topkapi Palace

Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace History Topkapı Palace was the main residence of the Ottoman sultans (from the mid-15th century until the construction of Dolmabahçe Palace on the Bosporus. This vast conglomeration of buildings stands on a magnificent promontory on the tip of the peninsula overlooking the Bosporus and the inner harbor on the east and the Golden

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Mosaic Museum The big pier with plant reliefs

Great Palace of Constantinople

Great Palace of Constantinople History The Great Palace of Constantinople (Turkish: Büyük Saray) was the principal residence of Byzantine emperors from Constantine the Great to Alexios I and the symbolic nerve center of the empire. Also known as The Sacred Palace, it was the Byzantine equivalent of the Palatine in Rome. The Great Palace of

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