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Photographs (See map for locations)

The current iteration of Trabzon/Trebizond Citadel. 

The fortress of Mavrokastro, otherwise known as 
'The Black Fortress', headquarters of the rogue Norman Robert Crispin in 1069 AD

 
Two stunning views of a small Armenian church perched on the shores of Lake Van, eastern Turkey. 

A closer view of Mount Tzipan/Suphan Dagi, the second highest volcano in Armenia that overlooks the plains of Manzikert

An excellent 180 degree depiction of the moments after Manzikert, with Byzantine Emperor Romanus Diogenes bowing before Alp Arslan. Taken in the Istanbul Military Museum.


Maps

1. Interactive Map - click on any pin to see details and photos of the relevant location.


2. The Byzantine Empire circa 1069 AD. Click image to enlarge.
The Byzantine Empire circa 1069 AD

3. The Byzantine Themata of Anatolia circa 1069 AD. Click image to enlarge.
The Byzantine Themata of Anatolia circa 1069 AD

4. Constantinople circa 1069 AD. Click image to enlarge.
Constantinople circa 1069 AD

5. The Battlefield of Manzikert. Click image to enlarge.
The Battlefield of Manzikert


Diagrams

1. Structure of a Typical Byzantine Themata. Click image to enlarge.
Structure of a Typical Byzantine Themata

2. The Byzantine Tagmata. Click image to enlarge.
The Byzantine Tagmata


Articles