May 29, 2007

Gratuitous Historickal Posting (TM)

Today is the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to the Ottoman army of Mohammed II. The city had held out for seven weeks, but undermanned and ill-supplied, finally collapsed in the face of a massive assault. The last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine XI Palaeologus, fell defending the gates. Thus ended the the Roman Empire.

The last time I remarked on this event, I got all historickal geeky about it. This time, I'll just stick with regular geekiness:

Posted by Robert at May 29, 2007 10:17 AM | TrackBack