Fall of Constantinople to Mohammed II
What was the date of the Fall of Constantinople to Mohammed II?
What two empires vied for control of the Byzantine empire in the late Middle Ages?
Christians NYzantine Empire VS. Muslim Ottoman Turks
In 1453 the Turks, under the leadership of ___________, made a final assult on _____________.
Mohammed II, Constantinople
What weapons did the Turks use to attack the city?
gun powder and cannons
Compare the number of soldiers used by Constantine XI to that of Mohammed II.
Christians - 10,0000 , Muslims - 100,000 so 10 to 1
What happened to the city of Constantinople?
the Muslims took over and the Eastern Roman _______ was obliterated
What happened to the Church of Santa Sophia?
It became a mosque. The angel was torn down and replaced by a creasant moon & star
Psalms 125 1-2
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be shaken but endures forever, As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.
The Muslims dug canals and put grease on logs so thous could "sail" to the city walls.
There was a legend that the angel at the top of the church woudl come to life and save them