Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 532-37
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 532-37 (architects: Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles) A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris
Porta Aurea, Byzantium
Porta Aurea - Golden Gate, Byzantium. Rendered with Lumion. Can not be used without permission.
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
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
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.
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...
Mosaic with the Virgin Mary, Constantine and Justinian, Hagia Sophia
Mosaic panel located at the southwestern entrance of the basilica Hagia Sophia (Istanbul) depicting the emperor Constantine I holding a model of the city of Constantinople (right), the emperor Justinian I holding a model of Hagia Sophia (left...
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...
Celsus Library Facade, Ephesos
A deatil of the facade of the library of Ephesos (c. 117 CE).
A restored section of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople, completed c. 413 CE.