Click Photo for Larger Version
Please read before you download
Images and/or text from holylandphotos.org are NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER WEB SITES, NOR COMMERCIALLY, without special permission. To request permission contact us at email@example.com.
View looking west at the southern walls of the Fortress of Europe. Mehmet II built this fortress in 1452 in preparation for his conquest of Constantinople in 1453. The fortress was built in only four months!
It is built at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus—where it is only 0.5 mi. [0.66 km.] wide. From here the canons of Mehmet controlled the northern approach to Constantinople. After the conquest, it was used as a prison.