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History of The World Istanbul

History of The World: Istanbul

Formerly known as Constantinople, and before that as Byzantium, Istanbul was founded at a crossroads between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam.  The first inhabitants of modern day Istanbul date back to the first millennia BC. The city’s  original name comes from  Byzas, the king of Megara, who took his colonists here in the 7th …

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History of The World: Ayutthaya, Thailand

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, The Thai capital for 417 years, is one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions. During the period of Ayutthaya being the Thai capital, 33 Kings of different dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767. Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 AD …

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