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31 07, 2017

Iconoclasm and Byzantine art history

By |2019-09-16T05:38:09-07:00July 31st, 2017|Medieval|4 Comments

Artemis, carved in ivory in Constantinople (now in the Cluny museum, Paris) The art of Rome continued in an unbroken tradition from the days of the Republic down to the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD, for more than a thousand years after the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire in the early 400s AD. But we [...]

30 07, 2017

Hagia Sophia – Istanbul

By |2019-08-01T14:00:22-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (500s AD) Rioters burned the old churches The Roman emperor Constantius II built a big church next to the imperial palace in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in the 300s AD. But people burned it down in riots in 404. Pulcheria soon had the church rebuilt. But rioters burned it down again during the Nika Riots of 532. So [...]