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"Over the centuries this city has been the capital of several empires, including Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman"
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Istanbul (once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that) is a major city in Turkey. Located on the Bosphorous, the city straddles the strait that separates Europe and Asia.

As Byzantium and later Constantinople, it was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire from 1453 to its dissolution in 1923. Since then, it has remained as the biggest and more developed city in the Republic of Turkey.

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "If the earth was one country, Istanbul would be its capital."

Adventures in Istanbul[]

The Knights Templar attacked Constantinople and took several treasures, including a chalice later used as a False Grail at the Temple of the Sun in Hatay.[1]

Indiana Jones visited Constantinople in June 1914.[2] He returned to the city towards the end of the war in 1918 while working as a spy.[3]

Beneath Istanbul was the Palace of Belisarius, homaged to Poseidon. Indiana Jones traveled to the site in 1935 while collecting a piece of the Mirror of Dreams and discovered that the palace guarded by a Kraken.[4]



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