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Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent Imam has been appointed. "Now out of the four minarets of Hagia Sophia we will be...

Ancient Coins Bearing Byzantine Emperor Constantine the First Found in Japan

Ancient coins minted during the era of the first Byzantine Empire were found in the excavations of ancient castle ruins in Okinawa, Japan. According to a Japan Times report, four bronze coins were found, which archaeologists believe date back to...

Istanbul a City Filled With Numerous Byzantine Remains

Istanbul is famous for its historical treasures, hidden secrets, legends and all the influences from different cultures. It is especially known for its numerous remains from the Byzantine Empire. Starting from the Milion, the point where the Empire started, what is...

562 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire [VIDEO]

The fall of Constantinople was the result of a three month siege by the Ottoman army, led by Sultan Mehmed II. At the time, Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos was the  ruler of the Byzantine capital. The siege lasted from April...

Istanbul: Exhibition on the Art of Healing in Byzantium

Hippocrates’ famous aphorism “Life is short, Art Long” The Art of Healing in Byzantium, is the title of a new exhibition to be presented at Pera Museum in Istanbul, focusing on the art and practice of healing in Byzantium...

‘The Golden Byzantium and the Orient’ Exhibition Presented in Lower Austria

“The Golden Byzantium and the Orient” exhibition, inaugurated last weekend at the well-known Renaissance Castle Schallaburg in Lower Austria, aims at presenting the Byzantine Empire as the most important economic and cultural center of the former known world. The exhibition...

‘The Golden Byzantium and the East’ Exhibition to be Presented in Austria

An exhibition titled 'The Golden Byzantium and the East' will be presented from the 31st of March through the 4th of November at the Renaissance Palaces of Lower Austria. The exhibition will focus on the vital role that Byzantium...