All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

Stunning Byzantine mosaic unearthed in southern Israel.

This is a small section of the stunning Byzantine mosaic discovered near Aluma, Israel.  Occasionally I will deviate from the […]

Constantine, Licinius and the decisions made in Milan. What’s it all about ?

A strategic pause following the battle of the Milvian Bridge, enabled Constantine and his two remaining colleagues time to reassess […]

The Battle of the Milvian Bridge

On the 28th October 312AD, Constantine The Great “faced off” with Maxentius in what became known as the Battle of […]

The Vision of Constantine the Great?

What are we to believe of the amazing vision of Constantine I The Great on the eve of his battle […]

Constantine: Prelude to Greatness

In a relatively short period of time, Constantine the Great took two decisions that changed and/or reshaped the Mediterranean, and […]

Over a thousand years of glory, but where does it actually begin?

I often wonder how do we pinpoint the beginning of the Byzantine Empire? There are so many identifiable dates or […]

Nebuchadnezzar’s Etemenanki ziggurat (Tower of Babel).

Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) was a king of the short lived Neo Babylonian Empire in Mesopotamia (the region that roughly […]

Rediscovering an old Empire.

There are individuals and groups of communities that argue that there is no such thing as the Byzantine Empire. To […]

Christmas Day, Rome, 800 AD

In the great basilica of St. Peter’s, Rome, Pope Leo III celebrated mass. It was meant to be like any […]

Van Gogh’s Ear

Vincent Van Gogh is as famous for his painting, a career that spanned just ten years only, in which he […]