"The Hometown of the Great Emperor" Nis Favorite Tip by miman
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Favorite thing: Constantine the Great was born in Ni? (the assumed date for his birth is 22nd February 274/280) in tetrarch period. After the death of his father Constantinus Chlorus he was elected by his army for a leader in the year 307. In the course of the next years the Roman Empire was united and the total area stretched from Britain to Asia Minor and from Northern Africa to Ukraine. Milan Edict, an important document from the year 313, gave to that far banished Christianity the equal status with the other Roman Empire religions. The very motive for Christianity accepting lies in the belief that Constantine won all his important battles with the sign of cross`. It was noted down that on the ewe of the battle with Maxentius, he saw in the sky the lighted cross with the message "In hoc signo vinces" meaning "With this sing you win". After that in his dream he saw the Savor himself with the same sign. With Christ Monogram on every single warrior helm, flag and shield Emperor Constantine won many battles. In the time of Constantine, Ni? became one significant town. It was one real trade and art center. Constantine visited and spent his moments a couple of times in Ni? combining relaxing moments in Mediana and work on his statesman daily duties. Christian church proclaimed Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen for Christian saints. He died on 3rd June in Nicomedia suburb part called Ankira.
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