A christian empire

that lasted one thousand years

the byzantine empire

it was a christian empire where church and state worked together to make the world safe for christianity – two witnesses – candlesticks and olive trees – would mortally wound the first beast and chain it –

that was then and this is now

So take me back to Constantinople
No, you can’t go back to Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople

the capital

  • can be found no more at all 18:21
  • is fallen, is fallen 18:2
  • famous for trade 18:11
  • their kingdom unto the beast 17:17
  • many waters 17:1
  • seven hills 17:9
  • mystery 17:5

no other city fits