Monthly Archives: June 2011

Some of the rarely-seen mosaics of the Hagia Sophia

I have little doubt that most of us have seen pictures of the spectacular golden mosaics in the Hagia Sophia that depict Alexandros I, John II Komnenos, his wife Eirene, their son Alexios, Zoe, Constantine IX Monomakhos, Gabriel, John the … Continue reading

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The summer 2011 project

As presumably the three people who actually read this know, I spent the first month of my summer this year in Turkey examining late Roman and early Byzantine cities. Private donors associated with the University of Calgary’s Greek and Roman … Continue reading

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