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


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.

from Live Science

History of the Byzantine Empire (Byzantium)

By 1025, the Byzantine Empire stretched across modern-day Turkey, Greece and the Balkans.<br />

from HubPages

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


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

from Explore Italian Culture

A map of ancient Rome.

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.


During the postclassical period, two major civilizations formed in Europe. The Byzantine Empire was one of them. It was in western Asia and southeastern Europe and expanded into eastern Europe. The Byzantine maintained very high levels of political, economic, and cultural life between 500 and 1450 C.E.