Ο Νικηφορος Δικεφαλος Αετος συμβολιζει την κυριαρχια της Ελληνικης Αυτοκρατοριας σε Ανατολη και Δυση.

Ο Γεώργιος Παπασημάκης για την Άλωση

Σάββατο, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2007


It is the legend of the Emperor Konstantine IA' Palaiologos of the Greek-Byzantine empire that finished the long line of the Byzantine emperors.
Konstantine defended Constantinople in 1453 with 3.500 to 7.000 men against the barbaric Muslim Turkish hordes of 250.000 men.
After many days of war the leader of the horde SultanMehmett II' send offers to our King in order to propose him to surrender him Constantinople in order to save his life and fortune.
He offer him all Peloponnese peninsula as his kingdom, not to harm anybody of the Greek population of Constantinople, and they could all leave with their fortune and weapons.
Konstantine answered like that:
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The Turk ordered his final attack, like demons the Muslim hordes attacked the walls of the ancient capital of the Greek empire but the Christian warriors were fighting with great courage.
Moments were tragical...one moment hours later Konstantinesaied <> He didntt finish his phrase and the General and leader of the defence after the KingJustinianii was badly hurt.
He transported at his ship and he was followed by his troops.
The King, even with even less men continued to fight, till the last part, the part of the treason took place...
In the Jewish neighbourhood of Constantinople was a little door named Kerkoportaa".
That door was open! Some thousands Turks got into the city. Konstantine with his exhausted remaining soldiers was surrounded.
But I will let the historian GeorgeFrantzisis to tell us the story, as a person that participated in this battle:
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