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Meet the Stylites: Byzantine Era’s Most Extreme Hermits

Stylites, the men who practiced the most stringent form of asceticism in the early days of Christianity, took the urge to leave the world...

Greek Icon from Byzantine Era on Ebay for $245,000

A Greek-Australian woman has posted an icon titled, The Madonna and Child, on her local eBay Classifieds section for the asking price of $245,000AUD....

The Greek Church with the Finest Byzantine-Era Frescoes

The church of Panagia Kera on Crete contains the finest-preserved Byzantine frescoes on the Greek island, and it is one of the most culturally...

Byzantine-Era Winepress that Depicts Greek Gods Discovered in Israel

Excavations in Zippori National Park, Israel, recently revealed Byzantine-era winepresses and structures, one of which has a mosaic depicting what appears to be a...

Byzantine-Era Shipwreck in Greece Full of Amphorae

Excavations of a Byzantine shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Samos have revealed that the ship and its contents likely date to...

Unique Byzantine Inscription Found on Gerasun Island off Black Sea Coast

A unique Byzantine inscription from the fourteenth century was recently discovered on Giresun Island in the Black Sea; inscribed on a terra cotta tablet,...

Byzantine Era Coin Showing Emperor Heraclius Discovered in Israel

A Byzantine era coin showing Emperor Heraclius on one side and Golgotha, the site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion on the other -- along with...

Early Byzantine-Era Settlement Unearthed Near Greece's Kythnos Island

Significant finds that include an extensive early Christian church and early Byzantine buildings, as well as monumental structures from a much-older ancient sanctuary, have...

Turkish Inscription Found at Byzantine Basilica in Heraklion, Crete

An Ottoman Turkish inscription has been found written on a marble plaque at the Agios Markos Basilica in Heraklion, Crete, misplaced inside a warehouse. The...

Byzantine Museum new exhibition: 'From Byzantium to the Modern Era'

The Byzantine Museum in Athens has opened its new permanent exhibition titled "From Byzantium to the Modern Era". The exhibition features the Museums Post Byzantine...