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Konstantinopel. Das Goldene Horn mit der Brücke.
Artist: Kirchner J ca ; date: ca1880 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 32 x 51,5; - description: Decorative view of Constantinople, tha Galata bridge and the golden Horn.The Golden Horn (Turkish: Alt?n Boynuz), also known by its modern Turkish name as Haliç, is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. It is a horn-shaped estuary that joins Bosphorus Strait at the immediate point where said strait meets the Sea of Marmara, thus forming a narrow, isolated peninsula, the tip of which is Old Istanbul (ancient Byzantion and Constantinople), and the promontory of Sarayburnu, or Seraglio Point. The Golden Horn geographically separates the historic center of Istanbul from the rest of the city, and forms a natural, sheltered harbor that has historically protected Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other maritime trade ships for thousands of years.Constantinople (modern Turkish: Istanbul) was the capital city of the Roman and Byzantine (330?1204 and 1261?1453), the Latin (1204?1261), and the Ottoman (1453?1922) empires. It was reinaugurated in 324 AD at ancient Byzantium, as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine the Great, after whom it was named, and dedicated on 11 May 330.In the 12th century, the city was the largest and wealthiest European city and it was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times. After the loss of its territory, the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire was reduced to just its capital city and its environs, eventually falling to the Ottomans in 1453. Following the Muslim conquest, the former bastion of Christianity in the east, Constantinople, was turned into the Islamic capital of the Ottoman Empire, under which it prospered and flourished again. After the founding of the modern Republic of Turkey ?the successor state of the Ottoman Empire? the city was renamed Istanbul in 1923.
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