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Κυριακή, 20 Μαΐου 2018

Depicted is the most memorable moment during the ottoman siege of 1422 A.D. As the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared on the wall heartening the citizens.




Emperor John VIII Palaiologos leads the Byzantines to victory over the besieging muslim Turks under Ottoman leader Murad II, during the Siege of Constantinople 1422.
The Peribolos between the outer & inner walls of Constantinople, 1422 A.D. The inner terrace between the inner & outer walls was called the peribolos & accommodated the soldiers who defended the outer wall. It was between 50 & 64ft wide. Beyond lay the outer wall, which was a modest structure compared with the inner wall.

Depicted is the most memorable moment during the ottoman siege of 1422 A.D. As the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared on the wall heartening the citizens.


Art by Peter Dennis.

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