Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum. Instanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, now known as the Ayasophya Museum, is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church) and later an imperial mosque in Instanbul, Turkey. It is considered one of the greatest and most beautiful buildings in history.

Virgin Mary holding Child Christ, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 12th century

Virgin Mary holding Child Christ, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, century This inspired me to include a very important icon in Tobias's story. The effects of this icon are far reaching.

Two haeded stone eagle relief, symbol of Byzantine empire or East Roman Empire Stock Photo

Two headed stone eagle relief, symbol of Byzantine empire or East Roman Empire Stock Photo

Byzantine Mosaic Artists | ... Byzantine art including Icons, jewelry, Greek clothing, liturgical

The Year in Byzantium exhibit at the Hellenic-American Cultural Museum in Portland

The Hellenic-American Cultural Museum opened in 2007 is running an exhibit entitled, “The Year in Byzantium.” It includes Byzantine art including Icons, jewelry, Greek clothing, liturg…

byzantine illuminated manuscript of the 12th century, depicting the Ascension of Christ and two prophets.

The Early Centuries of the Greek Roman East (2)

The Early Centuries of the Greek Roman East. A page from Byzantine illuminated manuscript depicting The Ascension of Christ and two prophets.

- Jesus Christ, a Byzantine mosaic in the interior of Hagia Sophia. Istanbul, TURKEY

Byzantine mosaic in the interior of Hagia Sophia of Jesus Christ ~ Istanbul, Turkey

The Throne Room In Byzantium

Benjamin Jean Joseph Constant The Throne Room In Byzantium painting for sale, this painting is available as handmade reproduction. Shop for Benjamin Jean Joseph Constant The Throne Room In Byzantium painting and frame at a discount of off.

The Black Romans: Empress Irene and the Eastern Roman Empire circa: 753 – 803 AD – Rasta Livewire

The Black Romans: Empress Irene and the Eastern Roman Empire circa: 753 – 803 AD – Rasta Livewire

The Perfect Purple Dye Comes from Milking Snails, of Course

The Perfect Purple Dye Comes from Milking Snails, of Course

Justinian’s Code- collection of Roman laws organized by the Byzantine emperor Justinian and later serving as a model for the Catholic Church and medieval monarchs

The  “Greek  fire”  or  “sea  fire”  or  “liquid  fire”  (as  it  was  usually  called  by  the  Byzantines  themselves)  or  “Median  fire”  was  one  of  the  strongest  and  most  mysterious  weapons  of  the  Byzantine  Empire  (considering  their  composition).  The  Arabs  called  “naphtha”  (‘naft’)  their  own  corresponding  incendiary  substance  for  military  purposes,  a  term  which  usually  means  the  natural  unrefined  oil  or  the  refined  products  of  its…

The “Greek fire” or “sea fire” or “liquid fire” (as it was usually…

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