501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 30-37.

No. 30: Sarcophagus of Constantina, c.354, Vatican Museum, Vatican City, Rome. The gorgeous red porphyry sarcophagus, sculpted from two massive […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 28 Christ as the Good Shepherd, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna.

Many of the richest collections of Roman/Byzantine mosaics are found in Italy. The most famous of these mosaics are arguably […]

The day the Tour was turned on it’s head: Lemond’s Incredible Comeback.

Rarely is the Tour decided on the last day of racing. In the days leading to the final day, the […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 22-27.

No.22: The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, Constantinople (Istanbul), 13th century. The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, also known by its Turkish […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No.21 Colossus of Constantine, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome, Italy.

It’s probably very easy to say that Constantine appearance on the Roman landscape was a game changer. But it is […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No.20 Limburg Staurotheke, cathedral treasury of Limburg an der Lahn, Germany.

A reliquary is basically an impressive case or container in which fragments of the True Cross were kept. The Limburg […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 19 Codex Sinaiticus, mid 4th century, British Library, London, United Kingdom.

The invention of the codex, a series of pages bound down one side, not only replaced the scroll, but created […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 13-18.

No.13: The city-fortress of Dara (Anastasiopolois), Mesopotamia, 6th century. The city-fortress of Dara, was built by Emperor Anastasius, at the […]