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20 October 2014
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Constantinople City View Map

This video clip is about the Constantinople City View Map of 1576. The map shows us the city, through its beautiful illustrations of its buildings and its inhabitants, including the Ottoman ruler, Suleiman the magnificent. Find out how the map was made, who bought them, and what they meant to the people of that time.

Teacher's supporting script

An accompanying script to help teachers in the classroom is available to download.

Transcript (67KB)

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