Found project: Pempton gate


    Project : Pempton gate

    Architect : n/a

    Locality : Istanbul

    Country : Turkey

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    Description :

    “We can reach only one conclusion concerning the manner of Constantine’s (Constantine XI Palaiologos, the last Byzantine Emperor) death: it was unknown to the survivors. Rumors did spread but there was nothing substantial and no story contained sufficient details of historical value. It is conceivable that Constantine perished in the mêlée in the sector of the Saint Romanos Gate (Topkapi Gate) –Pempton, fighting against the janissaries in a vain attempt to rally his routed troops. Alternatively, his own soldiers may have trampled him, while he and his surviving vanquished troops were rushing to enter into the city through the Pempton Gate that had been reopened for Giustiniani’s withdrawal. Doukas, who was not an eyewitness, states: ‘they [sc. The Turks] did not realize that he was the emperor. They killed him as if he were a common soldier and left him’.”

    Marios Philippides, Walter K. Hanak, The Siege and Fall of Constantinople In 1453: Historiography, Topography, and Military Studies, Ashgate Publishing, 2011, pp. 235-236

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Pempton gate
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    Pempton gate
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    Pempton gate
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    Pempton gate
    Pempton gate
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    Pempton gate
    Pempton gate
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski