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The invention of gunpowder changed the face of military endeavours for ever. No longer would every battle rely on fierce hand to hand contact with primitive weapons, but another form of ghastly wounding and death. But the introduction of gunpowder and the carriage of cannon found an amazing introduction onto the world scene, for it was at Istanbul where canon would prove the force required to overtake the city. The city had not been taken before. Attila the Hun had approached and had it not been for the other diversions, the earthquake damaged walls would not have stopped him. But the siege of Friday, 6 April 1453 until Tuesday, 29 May 1453 saw the approach of alien forces against a city that was the epitome of the eastern leg of the empire for so long.
Numerous cannon, some magnificently ornate with kuftic script, others in the form of dragons and serpents as illustrated can be seen in the Dezinli naval museum, and in the adjacent park. Here also the links from the great chain that crossed the golden horn. A particular canon called the Sultani cannon was the type used within this conflict, and is in the main a modified long brass reinforced tube. A further example called the Dardanelles gun which was cast just after the taking of Constantinople was based on the examples used and is found in the British armouries.
“And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power (authority) was to hurt men five months” Rev 9:10. The stings in the tails were the canon dragged behind horses, which then turned around to fire on the walls of Istanbul. The divine authority was given to the arabic forces emerging from the middle east into the eastern empire to overcome some of the evils generated by the Roman church.
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