Great Palace of Constantinople (Brief Information)

The Great Palace was one of the first buildings of Roman Constantinople. Designed during the reign of Emperor Constantine, the palace was not a monolithic building but consisted of various structures spread over a large area. The Roman Empire, whose center of power shifted to the east in the 4th century, became Hellenized over time…

Byzantine Hippodrome in Istanbul (Brief Information)

The Byzantine Hippodrome in Istanbul was built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century. It was one of the first buildings placed in the heart of the city after it was declared that Constantinople would be the new capital of the Roman Empire. The Hippodrome was adjacent to the Great Palace where the emperors lived….