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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire

The Rise and Fall of the
Byzantine Empire
Leonora Neville
Most history books will tell you that the Roman Empire fell in the fifth century CE, but this would’ve come as a surprise to the millions who lived in the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages. This Medieval Roman Empire, today called the Byzantine Empire, began when Constantine, the first Christian emperor, moved Rome's capital.
Leonora Neville details the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire.

Lesson by Leonora Neville, animation by Remus & Kiki.

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Want to learn more about Hagia Sophia?
Check out this lesson to learn how one building spanned centuries, housed multiple religions and is somehow decorated with both ancient Greek columns and Viking runes:

If walls could talk, Turkey's Hagia Sophia would have an abundance of stories to tell. 
Once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum, this world marvel has stood the test of time and war, surviving centuries of conquest by some of history's greatest empires.
Kelly Wall takes us through the history of each layer of this great jewel of human desire.

It's a church. It's a mosque.
It's Hagia Sophia
Kelly Wal


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