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Byzantine Ivory Casket
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Byzantine Ivory Casket

Made in Constantinople in the 11th century CE, this casket is made of ivory and bone, and has gilded copper mounts. Depicted are dancers waging mock battles and taming a panther. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Routes of the Barbarian Invaders
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Routes of the Barbarian Invaders

Routes of the Barbarian invaders into the Roman Empire during the Migration Age.
The Virgin and Child Mosaic, Hagia Sophia
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The Virgin and Child Mosaic, Hagia Sophia

The Virgin and Child mosaic, 9th century CE, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. The mosaic is located in the apse semi-dome of Hagia Sophia. In the mosaic Mary is enthroned and she puts her right hand on the shoulder of the Child Christ who...
Justinian I
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Justinian I

Detail of a contemporary portrait of Justinian I in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna. The emperor's robe is of Tyrian purple.
The Necropolis of Dara - 3D View
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The Necropolis of Dara - 3D View

Dara or Daras (Greek: Δάρας) was an important East Roman and Byzantine fortress city in northern Mesopotamia on the border with the Sassanid Empire. Because of its great strategic importance, it featured prominently in the Roman-Persian conflicts...
Map Roman-Parthian War, 58-60 CE
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Map Roman-Parthian War, 58-60 CE

Map of the troop movements during the first two years of the Roman-Parthian War over Armenia (58 to 63 CE), detailing the Roman offensive into Armenia and capture of the country by Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo.
Hagia Sophia Interior
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Hagia Sophia Interior

The interior of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. It was built in 532-537 CE during the reign of Justinian I on the site of two more modest versions dating back to the 4th century CE.
Illustration of the battle of Yarmouk (636 CE)
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Illustration of the battle of Yarmouk (636 CE)

Illustration of the Battle of Yarmouk (636) at the bottom of the page of an early 14th Century CE manuscript. The forces of the Rashidun Caliphate are shown with a star and crescent banner, while the Byzantines are depicted with a star banner...
Map of the Roman-Parthian War, 61-63 CE
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Map of the Roman-Parthian War, 61-63 CE

Map of the troop movements during the last years of the Roman-Parthian War over Armenia (58 to 63 CE), detailing the Parthian counteroffensive and the defeat of the Roman army under L. Caesennius Paetus at Rhandeia.
The Culture of the Byzantine Empire
Book Review by Vic Kovacs

The Culture of the Byzantine Empire

As with the other books in the series entitled Ancient Cultures and Civilizations, the book The Culture of the Byzantine Empire by Vic Kovacs has a straightforward goal: to present a succinct and engaging overview of the Byzantine Empire...