120 O Spot That Art Situate On The Shores Of The Two Seas! #89

This is a reference to Constantinople, now called Istanbul. Located on the

Bosphorus, a strait about 31 kilometres long which links the Black Sea and

the Sea of Marmara, it is the largest city and seaport of Turkey.

Constantinople was the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 until 1922.

During Baha'u'llah's sojourn in this city, the tyrannical Sultan

'Abdu'l-'Aziz occupied the throne. The Ottoman Sultans were also the

Caliphs, the leaders of Sunni Islam. Baha'u'llah anticipated the fall of

the Caliphate, which was abolished in 1924.

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