Emporer Constantine I sets up new capital in Byzantium

bust of Constantine

in the year 330, Roman Emperor Constantine I set up his new capital in Byzantium after his conversion to Christianity.  He was the first Christian Roman emporer.  Image: Marble head representing Emperor Constantine the Great, at the Capitoline Museums in Rome, Italy.  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

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