the roman empire was devided by emperor constantine, and bizantine was new east rome w/constantinople - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • that was circa 500 ce
    • 26.05.14 | 03:28 (IDT)

    the forth crusade brought all the Christian knights to Venice and were told they would have to pay their own way...the merchants of Venice came up with a plan to plunder Constantinople instead of Jerusalem... inn about 100 yrs the city of Constantinople was over run by Turks and renamed Istanbul

    from the article: Patriarch Bartholomew, the man behind the pope's mission
    First published 01:59 26.05.14 | Last updated 22:14 25.05.14
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