After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.
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The musical scores used in the background along with some of the archaeological sites creates a sort of magic that keeps me coming back to look at this documentary over and over again. The passion and diction of John Romer inspires the imagination and you really do get unique insights as your journey, with John Romer, through the sites.
A definite must-see if you ever have listed Istanbul, Turkey, on your bucket list of cities to see because I don't think you'll capture the depth of the sites as it's portrayed in the movie. A tourist guide wouldn't go into that much detail.
What would be an interesting trip would be go to Venice, Italy to see the Byzantine treasures, visit Rome and then go to Istanbul, Turkey or include these sites in an eastern Mediterranian tour after being primed by this documentary.
Even if you don't end up travelling, you won't see that part of the world the same way.
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