True & Honest Fan
- Jul 23, 2016
What's perhaps more impressive is that even during the era of Gunpowder cannons which were rapidly making such walls obsolete elsewhere, the walls of Constantinople were able to stand against such things.
Even the Dardanelles Gun could not crack the city's walls.
It actually took a lazy guardsman leaving a gate unlocked for the city to fall.
It's pretty interesting how fortifications changed over the years based on the evolution of gunpowder, cannon, and tactics. The Europeans started converting medieval fortresses into star-shapes composed of many triangles rather than the circular shapes of the medieval period so the attackers wouldn't be able to get into blind spots where the defenders couldn't shoot at them. But still, those walls of Constantinople were legendary.