When Ibn Battuta visited Granada, the city was still under Muslim control. The city came under Muslim control in 713 CE. In 1013, the Ziries Dynasty broke off from Morocco and created their own kingdom. They were in power for two centuries, then was taken over by the Nazari Dynasty in 1238. Under this dynasty, […]


The city of Antalya has passed through numerous empires. Once part of the Byzantine Empire, Antalya was conquered by the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century. By the 14th century the Ottomans were starting to take control of current day Turkey, seizing Antalya and the surrounding areas. It was not until the 15th century that […]


Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul are three different names for one city. Founded nearly 3 millenia ago, the city was known as Byzantium by the 7th century B.C.E. Then, during the Roman Empire, the emperor Constantine revived the city and named it after himself, Constantinople. It was then named the capital of the Roman Empire. After the […]