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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.
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia was built as a church by Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles who were chosen as architects by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Hagia Sophia (meaning "holy wisdom") was completed in 537 BCE and was transformed into a mosque...
Hagia Sophia Ceiling
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Hagia Sophia Ceiling

The interior nave of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, first constructed 532-37 CE.
Hagia Sophia, Exterior
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Hagia Sophia, Exterior

Hagia Sophia from the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. First constructed 532-537 CE.
Lion Statue from the Bucaleon Palace
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Lion Statue from the Bucaleon Palace

Lion statue from the Monumental Gate of Bucaleon Palace. Culture: Byzantine, Period: Early Byzantine, Findspot: Catladikapi, Istanbul, Materials: Marble. (Istanbul Archaeological Museum)
Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Mosque
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Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Mosque

The Blue Mosque, also known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque, was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed (r. 1590-1617 CE) of the Ottoman Sultanate (1299-1924 CE) from 1609 to 1616 CE in Istanbul, the Ottoman Capital (1453-1924 CE). The mosque is an architectural...
Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity (Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity)
Book Review by Alex Criddle

Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity (Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity)

This book is separated into six parts discussing Rome and Constantinople in context, the urban space and development in a comparative perspective, emperors in the city, Panegyrici (public speeches and texts praising the cities and people...
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...
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
Book Review by Judith Herrin

Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

The history of the Byzantine Empire covers a timeframe of over a millennium, and this fact alone has caused all kinds of headaches for authors, chief amongst them the dilemma of what to leave in and out of their books. The majority of writers...
Fall Of Constantinople 1453 - Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY
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Fall Of Constantinople 1453 - Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY

The Eastern Roman Empire was under constant Ottoman pressure ever since the new conquerors appeared in the Anatolia. Although the Ottomans tried to take Constantinople on a number of occasions, they had to lift the siege of the city due to...