Europe’s Intersectionality With the Ottoman Empire

Many would have visited Venice, yet few would have taken the time to really enjoy the frescos that give life to the history and to the walls of this great city.

A cursory glance at the entrance to the Venician basilica, shows a history that is peppered with Greek, Roman, Christian and Ottoman influences, as well as those from the Balkans.

Take for example, this fresco which is to be found at the entrance to the glorious Cathedral in the heart of Venice. It shows Ottoman traders who have been etched so beautifully into the walls of the Cathedral. It seems that Europe’s history really is intertwined through different cultures, religions and heritages.

So next time you visit a part of Europe, do keep those eyes peeled at as many sites as you can and enrich your understanding of history.

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