501 Treasures of Byzantium: No.11 Mosaic of Theodore Metochites, Chora monastery, Constantinople (Istanbul).
The monastery of the Christ Chora is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving Byzantine churches to have […]
501 Treasures of Byzantium: No.10 The Procession of Female Martyrs, Basilica of San Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna.
During the time of the Byzantine reconquest of the sixth century, General Belisarius made the city of Ravenna the capital […]
501 Treasures of Byzantium: No.9 Gold hyperpyron of Alexius I, probably minted 1092-1118, Thessalonica.
It is an astonishing feat to imagine that the gold coin created by Constantine in the early fourth century, known […]
Have you ever wondered what the queen of cities – Constantinople – might have looked like? Today traces of the […]