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Porta Aurea, Byzantium
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Porta Aurea, Byzantium

Porta Aurea - Golden Gate, Byzantium. Rendered with Lumion. Can not be used without permission.
Forum of Constantine, Byzantium
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Forum of Constantine, Byzantium

Forum of Constantine before Constantine's bronze statue fell down during the windstorm in 1106 CE.
Istanbul, Turkey: Hagia Sophia
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Istanbul, Turkey: Hagia Sophia

More info about travel to Istanbul: http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/turkey/istanbul Hagia Sophia has served over the centuries as one of the greatest houses of worship in both the Christian and Muslim worlds. Hagia Sophia marks the high...
Detail of a 6th Century CE Elephant Mosaic
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Detail of a 6th Century CE Elephant Mosaic

Detail of a 6th century CE mosaic floor that used to decorate the pavement of the peristyle court of the Palatium Magnum, the Great Palace of Constantinople. The Great Palace Mosaic Museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed...
Byzantine coins of Heraclius
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Byzantine coins of Heraclius

Byzantine coins often show Christian symbols and an image of the Emperor. Here, Emperor Heraclius and his sons wear crowns and crosses. A cross also appear on the back. Gold solidus coins, minted in Constantinople, issued by the Byzantine...
Eagle, Byzantine Mosaic.
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Eagle, Byzantine Mosaic.

Details from the pastoral compositions in the Great Palace mosaics, Istanbul, Turkey. Period: Early Byzantine, circa: 6th century CE. Place: Constantinople, (Modern Istanbul, Turkey). The Great Palace Mosaic Museum was inaugurated in...
Theodosian Walls
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Theodosian Walls

A restored section of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople, completed c. 413 CE.
Celsus Library Facade, Ephesos
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Celsus Library Facade, Ephesos

A deatil of the facade of the library of Ephesos (c. 117 CE).
Hagia Sophia Panorama
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Hagia Sophia Panorama

The former cathedral and mosque Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (formerly Constantinople). Although some historians disagree (claiming Constantine laid the foundation), Constantius II is credited with building the first of three Hagia Sophias, the...
Byzantine Ivory Diptych Panel
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Byzantine Ivory Diptych Panel

This is one of the largest surviving ivories from the Byzantine Empire. It comes from a hinged 2-leaf diptych, possibly used as a writing table. It shows an archangel holding an orb and sceptre. The style of his drapery is classical, but...