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The sea walls of Constantinople and a Byzantine ship armed with a Greek fire projector c. AD 1000

The sea walls of Constantinople and a Byzantine ship armed with a Greek fire projector c.

Greek Byzantine (Sifonator) warrior, user of a portable flamethrower device, based upon the notorious Greek Fire of Kallinikos. Illustration by Christos Giannopoulos

REAL OR FAKE?Greek Byzantine (Sifonator) warrior, user of a portable flamethrower device, based upon the notorious Greek Fire of Kallinikos. Illustration by Christos Giannopoulos

Theodosian Walls. Probably one of the most formidable defensive structures built before the advent of modern weaponry. Three sets of walls that stretch across the entire Golden Horn. Cordus' capital will have a set of these.

Probably one of the most formidable defensive structures built before the advent of modern weaponry. Three sets of walls that stretch across the entire Golden Horn. Cordus' capital will have a set of these.

Walls of Constantinople (Turkey)

8 Amazing Separation Walls

Walls of Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) These are known as the Theodosian walls because they were erected by the Emperor Theodosias II in approx.

The Siege of Tripoli by the Byzantine army of Emperor Basil II"

This illustration portrays the Siege of Tripoli by the Byzantine army of Emperor Basil II. The defenders are probably a mixture of Fatimid warriors and local Arab soldiers. Tripoli had achieved a semi-independence under Fatimid rule.

A tower of the Theodosian walls (Constantinople), c. AD 447

La Pintura y la Guerra. Sursumkorda in memoriam

The Arabs had first experienced Greek Fire at the climax of their first siege of Constantinople in 678, when their fleet was scattered and destroyed thanks to this Byzantine secret weapon. Art by Peter Dennis

"The Arabs had first experienced Greek Fire at the climax of their first siege of Constantinople in when their fleet was scattered and destroyed thanks to this Byzantine secret weapon", Peter Dennis

For cargo transport, the Byzantines usually commandeered ordinary merchantmen as transport ships (phortēgoi) or supply ships (skeuophora). These appear to have been mostly sailing vessels, rather than oared.

For cargo transport, the Byzantines usually commandeered ordinary merchantmen as transport ships (phortēgoi) or supply ships (skeuophora). These appear to have been mostly sailing vessels, rather than oared.

Blachernae Palace | Blachernae (Greek: Βλαχέρναι) was a suburb in the northwestern section of Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire. It is the site of a water source and a number of prominent churches were built there, most notably the great Church of St. Mary of Blachernae (Panagia Blacherniotissa), built by Empress Pulcheria in c. 450, expanded by Emperor Leo I (r. 457–474) and renovated by Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565) in the 6th century.

Byzantium 1200 is a project aimed at creating computer reconstructions of the Byzantine Monuments located in Istanbul, TURKEY as of year 1200 AD