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The Sultan of Byzantium

by Selcuk Altun

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A quiet academic living in Istanbul receives a message from a mysterious organization telling him that he's a descendant of the last Byzantine emperor, and posing a series of tests to determine whether he's a worthy successor. Translated by Clifford Endres and Selhan Endres.

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The Hagia Sophia is one of the city's most well-known Byzantine monuments, but it's also home to a lesser-known memorial: a plaque for the man who encouraged the Fourth Crusade's plundering of the city. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

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