Maps illustrating the expansion of Ottoman Thessaloniki beyond the walled city, from 1850 to 1809. The Yeni Camii lies at the center of the new Hamidiye neighborhood, which appears in the right-hand map as the large area south-east of the city center, next to the shore of the bay.
Thessaloniki - the second most important city in the century Eastern Roman Empire. In the city was caught by surprise by an Arab naval force out of Syria. The city was sacked and up to citizens were sold into slavery by the Muslims.