Istanbul History

Istanbul History Part 2

During the Byzantine Empire Period (395 – 1204) After the collapse of Western Rome in 476, the Eastern Roman Empire became a Byzantine Empire and Istanbul became the capital of this new empire. The midle of the 6th century is the beginning of a new period of ascension for the Byzantine Empire and Istanbul. Hagia […]

İstanbul History

Istanbul History Part 1

The history of Istanbul dates back to 300 thousand years ago. The excavations made in the Yarımburgaz cave on the edge of Kucukcekmece Lake are the first traces of human cultures. Neolithic and Chalcolithic people are thought to have lived around this lake during this period. Excavations at various periods found the Lower Paleolithic Age […]