National Geographic : 1945 Aug
Seen from Asia, Robert College Stands above Rumeli Hissar, the "European Castle" Built bythe Turks toControl theBosporus These buildings, old and new, are monuments to two innovators. Sultan Mohammed II, the Turkish conqueror who established Islam inConstantinople, created the fort in 1452. Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, who carried American higher education to the drowsy Ottoman Empire in 1863, created thecollege. Snow isnotsurprising; near-by Istanbul (Constantinople) lies in New York's latitude. Sometimes the Bosporus is covered with Black Sea drift ice.