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Byzantine Empire: Modern Turkey, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Syria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sinai Peninsula, Northern Africa at its height.

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Need to know where the Roman Empire was? This 'at-a-glance' map of ancient Rome shows you exactly how it looked in the second Century A.D.

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Map of the Byzantine Empire 1025 AD. At the death of the Emperor Basil II in 1025, Byzantium was at the apex of its medieval power. The ninth century had first seen Greece re-conquered and brought under regular Byzantine control. Then, the balance of power on the eastern frontier had slowly but decisively shifted in Byzantium's favour, with tables turned upon the declining Abbasid Caliphate and the Arab 'raiding emirates'. Finally, Basil himself had prevailed in brutal conflict with the…

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What are The Crusades of the Middle Ages

The Crusades: 1096 to 1289 - was a vicious invasion by the Europeans into the Holy Lands. The Christian Crusaders treated the Muslims and Jews harshly during these years, killing and taking over the land - a forgotten piece of history

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There were many trade links between Byzantium with Asia, the Middle East and northern Europe. This website gives a good overview of many parts of the trade going on. Egypt, Greece. Italy, Turkey, Albana, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Marocco.

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In 1453, the Ottomans captured Constantinople and ended the Byzantine Empire. During the next two centuries, they brought their rule to much of the Middle East, North Africa, and southeastern Europe. Their navy dominated the eastern Mediterranean.

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This is a map of the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century. Modern day countries that are part in that area: Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Italy

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Ancient roman earrings with pearls #AntiqueRomanEarrings #ShaunaGiesbrecht #VonGiesbrechtJewels

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