Byzantine Cartoon Project

Byzantine Cartoon Project
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  • Would you happen to know where the Byzantine Empire is?
  • It is located in Constantinople in Rome.
  • Why was Constantinople called the "New Rome" ?
  • It was because Constantine refounded the city as Constantinople.
  • It is a natural and internationally significant waterway located in northwestern Turkey.
  • It is important to the Byzantine Empire because it is the only passage from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • What is the Bosporus Strait and why was it important to the Byzantine Empire?
  • What caused the Byzantine Empire to become so wealthy? (What popular goods were traded in city?)
  • It was the easiest way for Asian traders to enter Europe.
  • The two most popular leaders during the Byzantine Empire were Constantine the Great and Justinian. Constantine is best known for being the first Roman Emperor. Justinian is best known for building the beautiful church Hagia Sophia.
  • Who were the most popular leaders during the Byzantine Empire (Emperors)? Identify two important accomplishments they are both known for.
  • Were Constantinople and Justinian popular leaders? Why or why not?
  • Constantinople was a very popular leader. Justinian was a popular, until the Riot happened. After the riot,  people started to hate Justinian.
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