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Mystras - Byzantine Ruined City, Greece

Mystras, a city to the west of Sparta in the heart of the Peloponnese, typifies late Byzantine civilization. Its history began with the building of a fortified castle on a hill by a Frankish crusader, Guillaume de Villehardouin, in 1249. But by 1263, he had been forced to cede it to Byzantium.

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  • 07.12.2016 | 21:15 on DW‎
  • 09.12.2016 | 23:15 on DW‎

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Rhodes, Greece

For over 200 years after the last Crusaders fled the Holy Land, Rhodes was the easternmost outpost of Christendom. The Knights of St. John settled on the island and turned the capital to an almost impregnable fortress. "Serve and Fight" was their motto. For the Ottoman Turks, Rhodes was a provocation, and they finally managed to overcome the Crusaders’ defenses.

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  • 13.12.2016 | 21:15 on DW‎
  • 15.12.2016 | 23:15 on DW‎
  • 18.12.2016 | 02:15 on DW‎