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Mystras, Capital of Byzantine Greece. copyright photographer Marilyn Bridges

Mystras, Capital of Byzantine Greece, 2006. Mystras was a fortified medieval town in the Peloponnesos, near ancient Sparta. The Frankish lord William II of Villahardouin founded Mystras in 1248 AD. Soon afterward the Byzantines conquered the place, which became the second most important city in their Empire, after Constantinople. Mystras contains many richly decorated palaces, mansions, churches, monasteries and convents. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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