If you know where and how to look, you can glimpse just how influential this mighty empire was in shaping the world we know today.
Keith Taillon is a freelance writer and historian living in Harlem, New York. He recently received his Master of Urban Planning degree from Hunter College and was a guest lecturer on archival research at Parsons School of Design. His Instagram @KeithYorkCity seeks to bring lesser-known city history to light.
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