Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I missed it!!!!

On May 29th, 1453, Constantinople fell to Mehmet II and the Ottoman Empire, over a thousand years after its foundation, and serving nearly that amount of time as the sole capitol of the surviving Roman Empire.

So here's to the last Great Siege!!! A 54 day extravaganza that ended because some dumb Italian (Venetian) left the door open.

So I think I might use this as an excuse to remember the fall of the Roman Empire, look next year for an "Istanbul was once Constantinople" Party!!

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