Hidden Byzantine Church in Istanbul Revealed in All Its Glory
A hidden Byzantine church and a holy spring were recently discovered at an excavation site in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul.
Fifth Century Byzantine Church Reopens in Gaza
A Byzantine church that was recently restored re-opened as a museum in Gaza on January 24 after undergoing a three-year-long restoration project, with the ruling Islamist Hamas party claiming it comes as an "embrace" of their "Christian brothers." Dating back...
1,400-Year-Old Byzantine Church, Mosaic Found Near Jerusalem
An important archaeological discovery of a Byzantine mosaic and Greek inscriptions, which perhaps pose more questions than answers, was made public by members of the Israel Antiquities Authority. After three years of painstaking excavations, a Byzantine-era Christian church with spectacular,...
After Hagia Sophia Turkey Converts Another Byzantine Church to Mosque
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a presidential decree on Friday turning the historic Holy Saviour in Chora, a medieval Byzantine church in western Constantinople that was a museum, into a mosque. The move follows the July decision to convert...
First Byzantine Monastery Discovered in Spain
By Ola Goroveci Archaeological experts from the University of Alicante in Spain have recently identified the first Byzantine monastery ever found on the Iberian peninsula. They first came across several round metal objects at the archaeological site, which is located in...
Hagia Sophia in İznik: Historical Church Turned Mosque
The Hagia Sophia at Nicaea, located in modern-day Iznik, Turkey, is a historical part of Byzantine-era history. Originally built as a church, Hagia Sophia was constructed in the middle of the city in the 6th century and was modeled after...
Priceless Byzantine Mosaic Found under Mosque in Turkey
A 100-square-meter mosaic, which has been preserved in excellent condition, was discovered on the floor of the historic church of Panagia Chrysokefalou, in Ortahisar of Trabzon. The Byzantine church was transformed into a mosque by Muhammad the Conqueror in 1461. The...
Old Byzantine Church Found in Underground City in Turkey
A 1,500-year-old underground Byzantine church has been discovered in Turkey with unseen before frescoes depicting Jesus. The church was found in the world's largest known underground city in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey. The frescoes have been described as depicting...
Design Delta Architects Constructs First Byzantine-Style Greek Orthodox Monastery
Design Delta Architects (DDA) owned by Greek-Australian Demetrios Stavropoulos has undertaken the task of constructing Australia’s first Byzantine-style Greek Orthodox monastery on Mangrove Mountain near Sydney. Pantanassa Monastery was first established under the initiative of Archbishop Stylianos back in 1976....