They continued for nearly 12 centuries, until Emperor Theodosius
decreed in 393 AD that all such "pagan cults" be banned.
The attack targeted Istanbul's Sultanahmet tourist district at 0820 GMT around the Obelisk of Theodosius, a monument from Ancient Egypt which was re-erected by Roman Emperor Theodosius
This narrative negation often appears in the obituaries he composes as the anticlimactic summations of imperial careers, as in his dismissals of Honorius and Arcadius, the heirs of the emperor Theodosius
Right outside the Blue Mosque is the Egyptian Obelisk, which was brought to Istanbul (then Constaninopolis) in 390 AD by the Byzantine emperor Theodosius
340-397), who resisted the efforts of the state to seize the property of the church and who called on Emperor Theodosius
I to repent of murder.
382: Emperor Theodosius
I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans in exchange for military service.
Only 10 per cent of his population was then Christian, but by the end of the century Emperor Theodosius
could make Christianity the state religion.
A century later the emperor Theodosius
replaced this small church with a much more extravagant building that was larger even than the Church of St.
The prediction was to come true and Emperor Theodosius
, who succeeded to the throne after Valens, set Reverend Isaac free giving him due credit.
A young Frenchmen named Pierre de Coubertin also known as Le Renovateur, revived the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 after a gap of 1500 years when Roman emperor Theodosius
I, a Christian, abolished the Games in 393 CE because of their pagan influences.
It happened in the victory of the Eastern Emperor Theodosius
over the Western Emperor Eugenius at the River Frigidus.
Furthermore, Amr ibn al-Aas did not burn the library of Alexandria, as some Western historians claimed afterwards when they knew the truth, namely that Julius Caesar burned the Great Library when he invaded Egypt before 48 BC, and that Emperor Theodosius
later on burned the "Lesser Library" in 389 AD.