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Constantinople as never seen from a passing plane

Original Byzantine name for the city of Istanbul.

Had its name forcibly changed by a bunch of muslims (who else!) after they kicked the cities doors in (thought they said they were a peaceful religion?) in 1453.

All the spectacular christian churches were converted into mosques (so much for religious tolerance) and the christians had their children 'taxed' to provide janissary shock troops for the peaceful, not for a war of conquest honest, Islamic army.