Constantine And The Byzantium Empire

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Emperor Constantine moved the capitol of the Roman Empire to Byzantium. It was then renamed Constantinople. The Eastern part of the empire developed differently than the Western. The Western Empire fell in 400's with an invasion from the northern Germanic Tribes. The Byzantium Empire (Eastern section) stayed intact over a thousand years longer, till the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to the Turks. Constantinople was renamed by the Turks Istanbul, which is the name it bears to this day. The art and architecture reflects differences between the Roman Catholic religion which develops in the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox religion which thrived in the East, in the Byzantium Empire. The majority of the art in this period

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