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The Fall of Constantinople: Historic Areas of Istanbul. ©NHK 1985
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The Fall of Constantinople: Historic Areas of Istanbul

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Summary/Historical Context

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Historic cities
Religious buildings
Istanbul
Architecture
Constantinople

With its strategic location on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Bosphorus and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for more than 2,000 years. Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, all now under threat from population pressure, industrial pollution and uncontrolled urbanization.

Place/Country: Turkey
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
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