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Old 23-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #48
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Istanbul (historically Byzantium and Constantinople)...During its long history, Istanbul has served as the capital of the Roman Empire (330–395), the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). When the new Republic of Turkey was proclaimed in 1923 Ankara was chosen as its capital.

Constantinople was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I on the site of an already-existing city, Byzantium...

Constantinople had a large amount of artistic and literary treasure before it was SACKED in 1204 and 1453...

The Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 AD was the decisive event of the First Jewish-Roman War...The siege ended with the SACKING of the city and the destruction of its famous Second Temple.

The Siege (SACKING) of Jerusalem took place from June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade.

The SACK of Jerusalem is an incident described in the bible's First Book of Kings, and, with some differences, in the Second Book of Chronicles.

The Iliupersis (Greek: Ἰλίου πέρσις, Iliou persis, "Sack of Ilium"), also known as The SACK of Troy, is a lost epic of ancient Greek literature.The Iliou persis was probably composed in the seventh century BCE, but there is much uncertainty.

The SACK of Rome on 6 May 1527 was a military event carried out by the mutinous troops of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in Rome, then part of the Papal States.

Byzantine power is spread to many regions of the Occident and the Orient. Here are the femy-provinces of the imperial center. Note: a Fema (singular, Femy is plural) is a militarily administrated province. Each is to a significant measure an independent state formation, but headed by a Byzantine governor-general a king, a tsar, a prince and is a vassal of New Rome of Constantinople. Among the femy-provinces are Egypt, Rus, Turkey, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and others. The nature of the submission of the femy to the imperial center is rather flexible. One of the features of the submission is the payment of tribute to New Rome.
The femy are united by a common religion. New Rome is a widely recognized religious center. It is Jerusalem, the Holy City....Russian mathematician, A. Fomenko, and his associate, G. Nosovskiy.

Created in 1422 by Cristoforo Buondelmonti, this is the oldest surviving map of Constantinople and the only one that predates the Ottoman conquest.

Cristoforo Buondelmonti (1386 - c. 1430) was an Italian monk and traveler, and a pioneer in promoting first-hand knowledge... of Greece and its antiquities throughout the Western world.

The historic peninsula is said to be built on seven hills, each topped by an imperial mosque, surrounded by 22 kilometers (14 mi) of city walls; the largest of these hills is the site of Topkapı Palace on the Sarayburnu.

The Seven Hills of Rome ( Sette colli di Roma) east of the river Tiber form the geographical heart of Rome, within the walls of the ancient city.

But strange as it may seem, the City of Jerusalem as it existed in the time of Christ Jesus was also reckoned to be the "City of Seven Hills." This fact was well recognized in Jewish circles. In the Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer, an 8th century midrashic narrative (section 10), the writer mentioned without commentary (showing that the understanding was well known and required no defense) that "Jerusalem is situated on seven hills" (recorded in The Book of Legends, edited by Bialik and Ravnitzky, p. 371, paragraph 111). And, so it was. Those "seven hills" are easy to identify.

Because the only truth you know is what you get over this tube. Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn't come out of this tube! This tube is the Gospel, the ultimate revelation. This tube is the most awesome God-damned force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls in to the hands of the wrong people...

We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms...

Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, side-show freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business! So if you want the truth... Go to God! Go to your gurus! Go to yourselves! Because that's the only place you're ever going to find any real TRUTH.

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