These walls have stood the test of time, withstanding the attacks of countless armies and invaders. Atilla The Hun, known as the Scourge of God, took one look at them and turned around. The Avars battled the walls with their catapults, but to no avail. The Turks attempted to tunnel under the walls, only to find the foundations too solid. The Arabs tried to starve the city into submission, but eventually had to resort to cannibalism due to running out of food themselves.
It wasn’t until the guns of the modern world were invented that the walls were finally breached. In 1453, the Turks brought their super weapon: a monster cannon that could fire a 1500-pound stone over a mile. With this new weapon, they were finally able to bring down the walls and conquer Constantinople.
Despite the destruction and violence that once surrounded these walls, they still stand today as a symbol of resilience and strength. They are a testament to the ingenuity and skill of the engineers and architects who built them, as well as the determination of those who defended them.
Visiting these walls is not only a chance to witness history firsthand but also to marvel at the beauty and craftsmanship of these ancient structures. So, come and explore the city of walls with us and experience the history of Constantinople like never before.