• 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
  • Islamic writings in the 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
  • 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 19th century Mihrap (Mihrab), the niche in a mosque that indicated the direction of Mecca, 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
  • 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 ) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of 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 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
  • Islamic writings in the 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
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of 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 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
  • Ottoman style Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 the exterior is white marble and İznik ceramic tiles , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Entrance to the Ottoman style Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 the exterior is white marble and İznik ceramic tiles , 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
  • 12th Century Byzantine mosaic of  The Madonna & Child,  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Mosaic of an Angel, Hagia, Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Entrance to the Ottoman style Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 the exterior is white marble and İznik ceramic tiles , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , 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
  • 11th Century Byzantine mosaic of  Emperor Constantine IX Monmachus making an offering of money . 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
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Murad III in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1599 by Architect Davud Agha and his assistant Dalgıç Ahmet Agha, it is one of the largest Ottoman tombs with its hexagon layout, double domes, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Tomb & sacrophaguses of Ottoman  Sultan Murad III and his family in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1599 by Architect Davud Agha and his assistant Dalgıç Ahmet Agha, it is one of the largest Ottoman tombs with its hexagon layout and İznik ceramic tiles, double domes, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , 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
  • 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
  • Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point with a ferry and the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.
  • Entrance to the Ottoman style Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 the exterior is white marble and İznik ceramic tiles , 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 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 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
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , 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 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
  • Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Murad III in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1599 by Architect Davud Agha and his assistant Dalgıç Ahmet Agha, it is one of the largest Ottoman tombs with its hexagon layout, double domes, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Murad III in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1599 by Architect Davud Agha and his assistant Dalgıç Ahmet Agha, it is one of the largest Ottoman tombs with its hexagon layout, double domes, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior & Iznik Tiles of the Ottoman style İznik ceramic tiles of the Tomb of Sultan Selim II in the outer courtyard of Aya Sophia. Built in in 1577 , 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 Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

FunkyStock Picture Library Resource

Picture The Past

ABOUT

FunkyStock Picture Library free resource for professional editorial picture editors, picture researchers, historical scholars and students and enthusiasts who want to browse some of the best pictures and images of historic countries, historical places, archaeological sites and the very best museum antiquities and artefacts exhibits in Europe and the Middle East.

Pictures and Images can be downloaded or bought as stock photos or photo art prints.

COUNTRIES

Browse travel pictures and images of historic places and archaeological sites of countries in Europe and the Middle East.

VIEW COUNTRIES INDEX....

HISTORICAL

Explore the past through pictures and images of its historic places. See the great palaces, castles and cities of antiquity as well as the great archaeological sites where our ancestors made history.

EXPLORE HISTORICAL PLACES...

MUSEUMS

Browse pictures & images the treasured artefacts and antiquities exhibits from the great Museum of Europe and the Middle East. See the art and objects made by our ancestors.

SEE MUESEUM ANTIQUITIES....