the BYZANTINE empire
cool people moved east when the roman empire fell.
The Byzantine Empire was created around 400 CE, and lasted over 1,000 years.
The Byzantine Empire contributed many things to present day society, one of them being Justinian's Code. This set of laws for the empire, based on the "Twelve Tables" of Roman law, became a basis for laws in many European nations.
Art and architecture usually supported the Christian Church.
The Byzantine Empire saved the knowledge, art, and ideas of the old Roman and Greek cultures.
There is much more to the Byzantine Empire than meets the eye. They wrote fine poetry, created amazing works of art, and still maintained a stable empire for quite awhile!
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