Back in the Day: May 11

This day in history …

May 11, 330: Old Istanbul was once Constantinople
The formerly small port town of Byzantium is officially renamed Nova Roma (New Rome) by Emperor Constantine. However, it is known to everybody as Constantinople. Constantine had moved the capitol of the Roman Empire to Byzantium in 324. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire becomes known as the Byzantine Empire.

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