I declare this place is now Constantinople! The capital of New Rome!
Survival of The Byzantine Empire
The Byzantine Empire Under Justinian
Constantine moved the capital of Rome to the east, where he named it, Constantinople, after himself. He also established that Christianity was the official religion of Rome.
From Iconoclasm to Monasticism
Constantinople was located on a strait, which made it really easy to defend and fight off invaders. This led them to survive way after the Western part of Rome fell. The people living in Constantinople thought they were living in Rome, but historians referred to this place the Byzantine Empire.
Byzantium and the Crusaders
The Byzantine Empire was the strongest and biggest when Justinian ruled. He was a great emperor who created laws for his citizens to follow, which lasted centuries. Finally, many monuments and statues were built under Justinian for his rulership and achievements.
The Fall of the Byzantine Empire and its Legacy
During the 8th and early 9th centuries, emperors declared that religious images were prohibited, which was enforced by break them. After a while, the images were allowed again and people became monks. Some monks managed schools, orphanages, hospitals, and many other things.
In the end of the 11th century, the Crusades started. The Crusades were wars between the Western Christians and the Muslim Turks. The Western forces helped and allied with the Byzantine Empire to fight off the Muslim Turks as they were trying to capture Constantinople.
Byzantine and Western Forces VS Muslim Turks
By the end of the 13th century, Byzantine was so poor and in bad condition that it was a vessel for the Turks. Emperor Constantine XI had to give the Turks military support, but after a while, the Turkish Sultan decided to take their whole empire. This was the start of the Byzantine's final fight, quick they lost easily. Even though the empire was destroyed, its culture, writing, and region still lived. It influenced many people and places to learn and improve.