I was watching Jeopardy! tonight and knew the question to one of the answers that no one rang in on. I don’t remember the specific wording of the answer, but is was about which city walls was a big gun used on. The category was something like ‘500 Years Ago” so I knew the question.
I remembered reading about the siege of the city and that big guns had been used against it, so my answer was Constantinople.
Why not Istanbul? Because it was known as Constantinople at that time.
It always give me a little thrill when I know the question and none of the contestants do. Especially if it is for $2,000.
Someday I really should go back to Istanbul and spend more time there.
Especially since I know much more of the history of this city that is at the Crossroads of the World.