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How many times did the Walls of Constantinople fall to a siege? Was it only once?

Hi Thomas,

That's exactly right: the only time the walls failed was in 1453 when Constantinople was conquered by the forces of Mehmet II. It's true that Constantinople was overcome in 1204 by the Crusaders, but they didn't breach the walls or lay siege.

I hope that this is helpful!

- Marc  

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