Category Archives: Byzantine Art

Hagia Sophia’s angel uncovered after 160 years…!

A face of seraphim, which is one of the angel mosaics within Hagia Sophia, has been uncovered after 160 years. In A.D. 537, Byzantine emperor Justinian built Hogia Sohpia as a basilica in Istanbul. However, when Ottoman Turks defeated and occupied Constantinople … Continue reading

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Turkish Tourism Drive Threatens Ancient Sites

In the past few years, Turkey has been trying to increase their tourism by primarily focusing on upgrading their hotels in larger cities and buying more planes for their airlines.  They have also been trying to increase tourism through religion, … Continue reading

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