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The fall of Costantinople was the end of the Oriental Roman Empire. The siege lasted from April to end of May 1453, you can find details on wikipedia at:

Fall of Costantinople

In this painted wall, which I found in a parking lot of Sultanahmet, Istanbul, the city is depicted with the large chain which was set up to close the entry of the harbor and forbid Turkish naval forces to enter. To overcome this problem the Turks built a 2 km wood catwalk where slaves pushed the ships to reach the waters of the Black sea and the city harbor. They say that people in Costantinople were panicked since a prophecy had announced that "the city will fall when ships will navigate on earth".

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  • Copyright: Marica Biagini (meb) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 25 N: 76] (766)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-02
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-11-25 7:03
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