A Christian Empire
A reign with Christ. The Byzantine Empire was a Christian empire that lasted a thousand years when they reigned with Christ. Does it fit with the other numbers: 666, ten horns, and seven heads? The number 666 is next. Daniel is a good place to look for clues. Does he know numbers?
A Fit With Daniel
A major player. The ten horns are the ten dynasties named by Islam and Saladin is the little horn who arrived during the fourth dynasty and started the fifth. Before whom there were three of the first horns. Saladin and Richard the Lionheart were a big part of the Crusades. Notably the Third one.
A Connection With Daniel
A tenth dynasty that ended the thousand year reign. The ten horns shall hate the whore, Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire, the tenth dynasty of Islam. So who is counting? Islam. That makes Constantinople the mystery Babylon the Great, the only city with all the necessary characteristics.
A Thousand Years
A literal interpretation if possible is best. Start with big numbers like a thousand and 666 and see if they fit in history. The Byzantine Empire was a Christian empire that lasted a thousand years. It was attacked in the year 666. It was started by seven heads and ended by ten horns. It fits.
A Reign with Christ
A “reign of Christ” cannot be found in the bible. On the internet it will get you 41 million hits. Go figure. The Byzantine Empire was a Christian empire where they reigned with Christ a thousand years. It was started by Constantine and ended by the tenth dynasty of Islam.
A Second Beast
A beast with seven heads replaced by a beast with ten horns and a connection with Daniel. The last two beasts of Daniel are the two beasts of John. Note the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire and the ten dynasties of Islam. A fit with a thousand year Christian empire.
A Connection with Daniel
A fit with history. Both John and Daniel have a beast with “ten horns”. Constantinople, the capital of a Christian empire that lasted a thousand years, fell to the Ottomans, the tenth dynasty of Islam. Counted by Islamicart.com but no longer active.
A sultan, and a perfect fit with Saladin if you know how to count caliphates, sultanates, or dynasties and can tell the difference. Islam can and they counted ten as in ten horns and they shall hate the whore. A connection between Daniel and the Apocalypse. A little horn reinforces the belief that horns are dynasties.
A Beast of Daniel
A connection with the Apocalypse. John knows Daniel. Both have a beast with “ten horns” which should fit with history in the same way. This requires a close look at the King of the North and the King of the South. The fourth beast of Daniel was diverse from all the beasts and must show up somewhere in history.
A Great City
A whore hated by the beast with ten horns. Constantinople can be found no more at all. It is a mystery and likely to remain so. It is the only city to satisfy all the characteristics of Babylon the Great: seven hills, many waters, merchants, and is fallen, is fallen. Constantinople is Babylon the Great.