Statue of the last Byzantine Emperor is unveiled in Piraeus

Statue of Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos in Piraeus

Following along from our recent series on the Fall of Constantinople, a statue of the last Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos, was last week unveiled in Athens.

The statue has been erected in the square of the Holy Metropolis Church of Piraeus (Athens).

Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos is not only remembered for being the last Byzantine Emperor who put up a brave last stand against the Ottomans, but also for his last speech to his officers and allies before the Fall of Constantinople on May 29, 1453 by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II.

Read more about this story in the Greek City Times.

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