Byzantine Empire

Byzantine Empire
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  • The Byzantine Geography
  • The Byzantine Empire was located in Contantopole. Which was later called Istanbul in Turkey.
  • Constantine decided to move the capital to a city called Byzantine, which he then renamed Constantinople. This new city was also referred to as New Rome. 
  • Come on men, we have to move the captial to Byzantine. However, I am going to change the name to Constantinople.  
  • The Byzantine Geography
  • The Bosporus Strait is a strait that separates Europe and Asia. It is important because it is used for international trade. People can trade, swap, and earn money by using the Bosporus Strait  
  • Sure.
  • I'll give you two rare fish for your dog.
  • The Byzantine Geography
  • Byzantine Empire became wealthy because of all the trade. Different objects would cost different amounts when trading. Popular things to trade with were things like oil, wine, salt, fish, meat, vegetables, timber, and wax.  They also had a strong military. A strong military could take valuable resources, protect trade, and threaten other empires so that they could not attack them. 
  • The Byzantine Geography
  • I'll make that trade.
  • I'll give you salt for that eggplant.
  • Ok. That will be 5 Solidus.
  • The two most popular Byzantine emperors were Constantine and Justinian. 
  • Hello. I'm Justinian. I was known for creating the Code of Justinian, which was a complete record of Roman Laws. I also built the Hagia Sophia, which is a big beautiful church.
  • Byzantine Government
  • I'm Constantine. I know for moving the capital to Byzantine and naming it Constantinople. I was the first emperor to convert to Christianity. I then created a law that protected Christians.
  • Byzantine Government
  • I wasn't too popular with some people, because I was almost overthrown during the Nika riots.
  • I was popular because I brought the empire back together under my rule. I kept the empire united. 
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