• Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene ( , "Holy Peace", Aya rini), the first Christian Roman Basilica built in Constantinople by Emperor Constantine. Rebuilt by Emperor Justinian I had the church restored in 548 and dedicated to his wife Now just inside the walls of the Topkapi Palace with the 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka in the foreground , Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Virgin Mary between Emperor  Justinian to the left presenting a model of the Hagia Sophia and Emperor Constantine presenting a model of Constantinople.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Virgin Mary between Emperor  Justinian to the left presenting a model of the Hagia Sophia and Emperor Constantine presenting a model of Constantinople.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene ( , "Holy Peace", Aya rini), the first Christian Roman Basilica built in Constantinople by Emperor Constantine. Rebuilt by Emperor Justinian I had the church restored in 548 and dedicated to his wife Now just inside the walls of the Topkapi Palace with the 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka in the foreground , Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a hunters from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a hunters from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of deer from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a mythical Griffin from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a hunter from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of an Eagle catching a snake from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a mythical Griffin from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of horses from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a man from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman hare hunt mosaics from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman hare hunt mosaics from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge Istanbul Turkey
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Valens Aqueduct completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD, it was restored by several Ottoman Sultans, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point with a ferry and the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Maiden's Tower Lighthouse at the mouth of the Bosphorus first built by the ancient Athenian general Alcibiades in 408 BC,  looking towrads from left, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & the Topkapi Palace on Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point , Istanbul Turkey.
  • Basilica Cisterns for water storage built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine (Eastern Roman)  Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Maiden's Tower Lighthouse at the mouth of the Bosphorus first built by the ancient Athenian general Alcibiades in 408 BC,  looking towrads from left, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & the Topkapi Palace on Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point , Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii or Blue Mosque 1609 to 1616 ) on Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point with a ferry and the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill with a ferries on the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill and boats selling cooked fish on the banks of the Golden Horn, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill and boats selling cooked fish on the banks of the Golden Horn, Istanbul Turkey.
  • Fisherman on the Galata bridge fishing in the Golden Horn next to The Yeni Camii, The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan ordered by Safiye Sultan in 1597, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Ottoman style Architecture of the front of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style Architecture of the front of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style Architecture of the front of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style eceletic mix of Baroque & neo-Classical style Architecture of the gate of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style eceletic mix of Baroque & neo-Classical style  Architecture of the Sultans gate of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman Stle Architecture of the gate of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style eceletic mix of Baroque & neo-Classical style Architecture of the gate of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style clock tower of the  Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka (Street of the Cold Fountain) built against the outer wall of the Topkapi Palace once the villas of high officials of the Sultan. Sultanahmet neighborhood  Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka (Street of the Cold Fountain) built against the outer wall of the Topkapi Palace once the villas of high officials of the Sultan. Sultanahmet neighborhood  Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka (Street of the Cold Fountain) built against the outer wall of the Topkapi Palace once the villas of high officials of the Sultan. Sultanahmet neighborhood  Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka (Street of the Cold Fountain) built against the outer wall of the Topkapi Palace once the villas of high officials of the Sultan. Sultanahmet neighborhood  Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century wooden Ottoman stule villas of the Fatih district overlooking the Golden Horm, Istanbul Turkey
  • Traditional bread ring seller stiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (stiklâl Caddesi, French: Grande Rue de Péra, or Independence Avenue)  one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey
  • historic tram of stiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (stiklâl Caddesi, French: Grande Rue de Péra, or Independence Avenue)  one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey
  • historic tram of stiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (stiklâl Caddesi, French: Grande Rue de Péra, or Independence Avenue)  one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Monument of the Republic with Ataturk , Taxim Square Istanbul Turkey
  • Islamic tomb stones in a Fatih cemetery, Istanbul Turkey
  • Islamic tomb stones in a Fatih cemetery, Istanbul Turkey
  • The base of the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III, (Dikilitas) a centre piece of the Roman Hippadrome, showing Roman Emperor Theodosius offering a laurel wreath to the victor from the Kathisma. Istanbul Turkey
  • The base of the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III, (Dikilitas) a centre piece of the Roman Hippadrome, showing Roman Emperor Theodosius offering a laurel wreath to the victor from the Kathisma. Istanbul Turkey
  • The base of the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III, (Dikilitas) a centre piece of the Roman Hippadrome, showing Roman Emperor Theodosius offering a laurel wreath to the victor from the Kathisma. Istanbul Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill and a ferry boat and the banks of the Golden Horn, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel. Christ is depicted saving Adam and Eve by reurecting them from their sarcophagi. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Joseph. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Saint George. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Anne and Joachim caressing the little child Mary.  Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaics endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel. Christ is depicted saving  Eve by reurecting them from their sarcophagi. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the miracle of Christ turning water into wine.  Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the Virgin Mary praying. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Theodore Metochites presenting a model of the Chora church to Christ (panel I-48). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the procession of the Virgins. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the procession of the Virgins. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic in the inner narthex domw of  Mary holding Juseus surrouned by 15 Kings of the Old testiment. The letters "MP" and "OV" either side of Mary mean "Mother of God". Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Joseph and Mary and the enrollment for the census for taxation (panelA-2). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the giving of the verdant stick with shoots that indicated joseph as Mary's fiance (panel H-43).  Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Joseph and Mary and the enrollment for the census for taxation (panel A-2). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Saint George. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Christ Pantocrator over the door leading to the second narex. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Christ Pantocrator over the door leading to the second narex. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Christ Pantocrator over the door leading to the second narex. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and a fresco of a saint in parecclesion chapel Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel. Christ is depicted saving Adam and Eve by reurecting them from their sarcophagi. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and the fresco in the dome of the parecclesion of the Virgin Mary and twelve angels .Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and a fresco of an angel in the parecclesion chapel Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey at sunset. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey at night. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Panorama of The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a man thinking, possibly a philospher, from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a mythical Griffin from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a man with an amphora from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a man from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman hare hunt mosaics from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a hunters from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a hunters from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a mythical Griffin from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a hunter from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of an Eagle catching a snake from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of goats from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman lion mosaics from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 12th Century Byzantine mosaic of  Empress Irene  (Eirene) making an offering as symbolised by the scroll. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 11th Century Byzantine mosaic of Christ Pantocrator with (left) Emperor Constantine IX Monmachus making an offering of money and (right) Empress Zoe. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 11th Century Byzantine mosaic of  Emperor Constantine IX Monmachus making an offering of money . Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Mosaic of an Angel, Hagia, Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Mosaic of an Angel, Hagia, Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Virgin Mary shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Virgin Mary shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) at sunset, built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which the Virgin Mary & John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ornate Byzantine column capital in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ornate Byzantine column capital in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) at sunset, built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 19th century Mihrap (Mihrab), the niche in a mosque that indicated the direction of Mecca, Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 19th century minbar (mimbar or mimber)  pulpit  where the imam  stood to deliver sermons or in the Hussainia where the speaker sits and lectures the congregation. Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of goats from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a man thinking, possibly a philospher, from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a man with an amphora from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a race from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman lion mosaics from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Modern tower block & mosque on the Bosphorus, Istanbul Turkey
  • The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi ), nine-story tower is 66.90 meters tall built in the Genoeses quarter Galata on the northern banks of the Golden Horn in 1348, and was the city's tallest structure when it was built. Called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese. Istanbul Turkey
  • Fishing boat in the Golden Horn on the Galata banks looking towards the Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill, Istanbul Turkey.
  • Ferries in the Golden Horn by the Galata Bridge, Istanbul Turkey
  • The Yeni Camii, The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan ordered by Safiye Sultan in 1597 with a ferry on  the banks of the Golden Horn, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Yeni Camii, The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan (foreground) ordered by Safiye Sultan in 1597 on  the banks of the Golden Horn, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Yeni Camii, The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan ordered by Safiye Sultan in 1597 with a ferry on  the banks of the Golden Horn, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Yeni Camii, The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan (foreground) ordered by Safiye Sultan in 1597 on  the banks of the Golden Horn and the Galata bridge, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Topkapi Palace on Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point with a ferry and the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill with a ferries on the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Ottoman style Architecture of the front of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Ottoman style Architecture of the front of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii, 1550-1558)  on the Third Hill, Istanbul Turkey.
  • The Ottoman style Architecture of the front of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style eceletic mix of Baroque & neo-Classical style  Architecture of the Sultans gate of the Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • The Ottoman style clock tower of the  Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahce)  Palace, built by Sultan, Abdülmecid I between 1843 and 1856. Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka (Street of the Cold Fountain) built against the outer wall of the Topkapi Palace once the villas of high officials of the Sultan. Sultanahmet neighborhood  Istanbul Turkey
  • Boat selling cooked fish in the Golden Horn. Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century wooden Ottoman stule villas of the Fatih district overlooking the Golden Horm, Istanbul Turkey
  • 19th century wooden Ottoman stule villas of the Fatih district overlooking the Golden Horm, Istanbul Turkey
  • historic tram of stiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (stiklâl Caddesi, French: Grande Rue de Péra, or Independence Avenue)  one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Main historic Ottoman Style entrance gates to the University of Istanbul on Beyazit Square, Istanbul Turkey
  • Islamic tomb stones in a Fatih cemetery, Istanbul Turkey
  • Islamic tomb stones in a Fatih cemetery, Istanbul Turkey
  • Islamic tomb stones in a Fatih cemetery, Istanbul Turkey
  • The base of the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III, a centre piece of the Roman Hippadrome, showing Roman spectators in the Hippadrome. Istanbul Turkey
  • Ottoman architecture of the entrance of the Mamara University building,  Sultanahmet Meydan (Sultan Ahmet Square), Istanbul Turkey
  • Ottoman architecture of the entrance of the Mamara University building,  Sultanahmet Meydan (Sultan Ahmet Square), Istanbul Turkey
  • The base of the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III, (Dikilitas) a centre piece of the Roman Hippadrome, showing Roman Emperor Theodosius offering a laurel wreath to the victor from the Kathisma. Istanbul Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel. Christ is depicted saving Adam and Eve by reurecting them from their sarcophagi. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel. Christ is depicted saving Adam and Eve by reurecting them from their sarcophagi. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the presentation of the Virgin Mary as a child to the Temple. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and a fresco of the Virgin Mary and Jesus in the parecclesion chapel Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Michael Palialogos VIII. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the Khalke Jesus so called because it was inspired by and icon from the Khalke Palace.  Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Satan trying to deceive Jesus (panel D-8). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Satan trying to deceive Jesus (panel D-8). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the miracle of Christ turning water into wine.  Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the presentation of the Virgin Mary as a child to the Temple. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the Three Kings (Magi) in audience with King Herod (panel D-14).  Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of an angel breaking the Good news to Mary of he forthcoming Virgin Birth (panel G-39).  Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the death of the Virgin Mary (panel 50-a). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Christ Pantocrator over the door leading to the second narex. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of Jesus Christ in the parecclesion chapel Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior of The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I the interior is decorated with Iznik tiles.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Interior of The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I the interior is decorated with Iznik tiles.
  • Interior of The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I the interior is decorated with Iznik tiles.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of horses from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of a race from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman hare hunt mosaics from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 6th century Byzantine Roman mosaics of deer from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 12th Century Byzantine mosaic of  The Madonna & Child,  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ornate Byzantine column capital in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 19th century minbar (mimbar or mimber)  pulpit  where the imam  stood to deliver sermons or in the Hussainia where the speaker sits and lectures the congregation. Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Worker with a column on a horse cart, a detail from an early seventh Century Christian Roman Byzantine commemoration mosaic from the baptistery of a rural church in Wadi Arremal, present day Zaghouan Region of Tunisia, The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.<br />
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The mosaic shows workers construction the early christian church the mosaic commemorates. The mosaic can be regarded as being late Roman of early Byzantine Roman as the area came under the rule of Constantinople during this period
  • Early seventh Century Christian Roman Byzantine commemoration mosaic from the baptistery of a rural church in Wadi Arremal, present day Zaghouan Region of Tunisia. The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.<br />
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The mosaic shows workers construction the early christian church the mosaic commemorates. The mosaic can be regarded as being late Roman of early Byzantine Roman as the area came under the rule of Constantinople during this period
  • Early seventh Century Christian Roman Byzantine commemoration mosaic from the baptistery of a rural church in Wadi Arremal, present day Zaghouan Region of Tunisia. The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.<br />
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The mosaic shows workers construction the early christian church the mosaic commemorates. The mosaic can be regarded as being late Roman of early Byzantine Roman as the area came under the rule of Constantinople during this period
  • Early seventh Century Christian Roman Byzantine commemoration mosaic from the baptistery of a rural church in Wadi Arremal, present day Zaghouan Region of Tunisia. The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Against a grey art background.<br />
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The mosaic shows workers construction the early christian church the mosaic commemorates. The mosaic can be regarded as being late Roman of early Byzantine Roman as the area came under the rule of Constantinople during this period
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.

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