Trying to Understand history...
From Constantinople ... to Istanbul
you begin a cyber tour in Istanbul
make the tour just follow the visits at the end of each page.
Ancient Byzantine Hippodrome and current Sultanahment Square.
Egyptian obelisk of 2500 years old and the 300 years old tower of the Blue Mosque
There is 10,000 years of history to tell about
the area known today as Turkey.
The history begins in 7,500 BC when the most ancient civilization was
established in "Catal Hoyuk". Let's recall some facts, names and moments
in time between 5,000 BC and 300 AD. - stone age, copper age, bronze
age, Hittite Empire, Trojan Wars, King Midas, the Hellenistic Civilization,
Alexander the Great, Pergamund....
1071-1243 In the Konya reign the SeljuK Rum Sultan ruled. In
this important religious city Celaleddin Rumi (Mevlana), the founder
of the Dervish sect lived and worked.
1288 - The Ottoman Empire was born in Bursa.
1453 - Conquer of Constantinople by Mehmet II. 1520-66 Reign of Sultan
Suleyman - the magnificent, the golden era of the Ottoman Empire.
Most of North Africa, east Europe and all the Middle East were under
the control of the Ottomans from Istanbul.
1876-1909 Reign of Sultan Abdulhamid. He was the last of
the powerful sultans.
1923 - The Turkish Republic is founded by Mustafa
1938 - Death of Ataturk.
here for more information about Atatturk
Next visit of our virtual tour through Istanbul:
The city - Istanbul