Constantinople Real Estate

A Great place to have a family

Geography

The geography of the Byzantine Empire is Byzantine Empire was the successor of the Roman Empire in the Greek-speaking, eastern part of the Mediterranean. Christian in nature, it was perennially at war with the Muslims, Flourishing during the reign of the Macedonian emperors, its demise was the consequence of attacks by Seljuk Turks, Crusaders, and Ottoman Turks.

Government

The Byzantine Empire, sometimes known as the Eastern Roman Empire, was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern half of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), originally founded as Byzantium.

Religion

In 330 A.D., Roman Emperor Constantine I chose Byzantium as the site of a new Roman capital, Constantinople. Five years earlier, at the Council of Nicaea, Constantine had established Christianity (once an obscure Jewish sect) as Rome's official religion.

Daily Life

In Constantinople, different types of homes existed for different people based on wealth and social level. The rich lived in single family homes that were two stories tall and were built of brick. These homes were designed in the Roman style: a blank wall faced the street, and inside rooms opened up to a courtyard with a garden, fountain, and trees. In addition, these homes had balconies where wives would sit and watch people and events taking place on the maze-like side streets that gave them privacy. The poor lived in multi-story apartment buildings that were built high and narrow to save land and money. They were usually built of stone, brick, or wood. There was no glass for window, only wooden shutters.  

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