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    Default AMAZING! Reconstructions of CONSTANTINOPLE

    Not sure if this was posted here before (I did a google search for this forum and didn't finds any) Not sure how accurate the reconstructions are though.

    HAGIA SOPHIA



    SENATE HOUSE OF CONSTANTINE, FORUM OF CONSTANTINE


    COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE, FORUM OF CONSTANTINE



    FORUM OF THEODOSIUS


    ARCH OF THEODOSIUS, FORUM OF THEODOSIUS


    BASILICA, FORUM OF THEODOSIUS


    CHALKE GATE, ENTRANCE TO THE GREAT PALACE


    SENATE HOUSE OF MAGNAURA (LEFT), CHALK GATE (RIGHT)


    ENTRANCE TO THE SENATE HOUSE OF MAGNAURA


    GREAT PALACE







    BOUKOLEON PALACE


    BOUKOLEON PALACE REGION


    FORUM AMASTRIANUM



    AMASTRIANUM


    AMASTRIANUM BODRUM


    COLUMN OF JUSTINIAN, AUGUSTAION



    COLUMN OF LEON


    CAPITOLIUM OF CONSTANTINOPLE


    SMALL GOLDEN GATE


    GOLDEN GATE


    HIPPODROME AND GREAT PALACE REGION



    FORUM OF CONSTANTINE REGION


    CITY SCENES









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    Illustrations by Antoine Helbert http://www.antoine-helbert.com/fr/po...hitecture.html
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    Those pictures for the win! What a beast that city was during its heyday. That's +1 rep to you sir, although I don't think you've chosen the right sub-forum for this. You might want to have the moderators move this to Vestigia Vetustatis. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roma_Victrix View Post
    Those pictures for the win! What a beast that city was during its heyday. That's +1 rep to you sir, although I don't think you've chosen the right sub-forum for this. You might want to have the moderators move this to Vestigia Vetustatis. Cheers.
    Salve Roma, thanks for the rep.

    Mods please kindly move this thread to Vestigia Vetustatis. Thanks!

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    This is freaking awesome!
    Constantinople has always been my favourite city, now you guys can see why.

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    Great stuff, always had a soft spot for the city of Constantinople!



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    I've actually been to Istanbul before, but never Constantinople if you get what I'm saying.

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    wow....

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    Pretty impressive!

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    Vijayanagara > Constantinople.

    Because of boobs.

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    ^WTF???
    Proof or GTFO

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    Moved to the Vestigia from the Thema Devia.

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    For a second I thought that the Turkish government is planning a reconstruction of historical sights in Istanbul. Way to mislead people with that thread title...

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    Amazing pics. Thanks for the thread +1 rep of course.
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    I think these pictures demonstrate with the most emphatic manner , the Roman splendour and grandiose of Constantinople.

    From these pictures we can safely conclude that the remarks made for the city that outclassed Rome itself and for being the greatest city of all were not exaggerations.....
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    I think if there had been a way to have kept Istanbul with its Byzantine public spaces and buildings and with the Ottoman mosques, Istanbul would unquestionably be the most beautiful city on earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stavroforos View Post
    I think if there had been a way to have kept Istanbul with its Byzantine public spaces and buildings and with the Ottoman mosques, Istanbul would unquestionably be the most beautiful city on earth.
    If buildings were still intact Ottomans would most likely continue use them and repair them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tureuki View Post
    If buildings were still intact Ottomans would most likely continue use them and repair them.
    Hmm don't think so my friend.
    They were conquerors and I don't think they have shown the same habit with the other Byzantine cities they have conquered.
    Their aesthetics and priorities were different and we can assume that at their time they were considering the heavily damaged Constantinople something that it needed rebirth/renovation in order to pose as a Muslim capital.
    They did managed to save some buildings though, mostly churches, as it was their habit also to transform them into mosques and believe me that was one hell of a blow for the Byzantine art (the amount of decorative art which was lost is immense imho, and some public buildings as well.
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    Most of Constantinople was in a poor state in 1453 when the Ottomans became its masters, since I'm quite sure they would have probably utilized similar buildings for similar functions if they found them in good condition. I think it would have been a different story if the Ottomans were around in 1204 and conquered the City instead of the barbarian Franks.

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    Both conquerors have heavily plundered the city Stav.
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    I don't think anyone doubts that, neo, but the city was in much better condition when the Crusaders sacked it in 1204 than when the Ottomans conquered it in 1453. There was naturally much plundering, but city itself was just a shell in 1453, and almost all of the buildings pictured were either gone or in a horrid state of disrepair. At that point it was better to tear down rather than restore. I mean, even the Church of Holy Apostles was in a poor state, and it was one of the most important churches in the city.

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