• 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 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 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 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 mosaics of horses 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 mythical Griffin 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 lion mosaics from the peristyle of the Great Palace from the reign of Emperor Justinian I. 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 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 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 mythical Griffin 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , 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 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, 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 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 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, 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, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, 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 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 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
  • 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
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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 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.
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Abel making sacrifice. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the ceiling of the Apse of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Apse mosaic depicting a clean shaven Christ, Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Apse of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Empress Theodora and attendants. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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.
  • Basilica Cisterns for water storage built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine (Eastern Roman)  Emperor Justinian I. 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

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