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It ended, in some people's minds, in 1453 with the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottoman Turks.

This event lead to the Age of Exploration, considering that the kingdoms of Europe lost the ability to trade with China and India due to the spread of dar al-Islam, the "Land of Islam," with their conquering of Byzantium, which was the center of the trade network from West to East.

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