The Bosphorus is a strait that forms parts the of boundary between Europe and Asia.
The Bosphorus, the sea of Marmara and the Dardenelles strait to the southwest together form the Turkish Straits.
The Bosphorus was formed about 5600 B.C when rising waters of Mediterranean breached trought the Black Sea.
The Bosphorus has been always so important fort the civilazitons (Greeks,Romans-Byzantines,Ottomans and Republic of Turkey).
It is between the two continents, Persian King Darius I the Great, in an attempt to sabdue the Sycthian horsemen who roamed across the North of the Black Sea, crossed trough the Bosphorus then marched towards the Danube Rivers. His army crossed the Bosphorus over an enormous bridge made by connecting Archaemenid boats.
The strategic significance was one of the factors in the decision of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great to found there in AD 330. His new capital ,Constantinople which came to be known as the capital Eastern Roman Empire. On 29 May 1453 it was conquered by the emerging Ottoman Empire.
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