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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...

1,400-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma

An important archaeological discovery, which perhaps poses more questions than it answers, was made public on Wednesday by members of the Israel Antiquities Authority. After three years of painstaking excavations, a Byzantine-era Christian church with spectacular, well-preserved mosaics and frescoes...

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....