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Byzantines

Imposing Walls Defended Constantinople For Ten Centuries

As the wealthy capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, Constantinople was a tempting target for many rulers during late antiquity and the Medieval period. For this reason, it was essential to encircle the city with a ring of...

“Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Bonds That Bind Greeks and Italians

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.

How Byzantine Architecture Influenced the World

Despite relative obscurity in Western historiography, Byzantine architecture has had a profound influence across the world. The Byzantines, also known as the Eastern Romans, developed a distinctive architectural style that has continued to influence construction to this day. Not limited...

The Byzantine General Who Challenged the Emperor

After the tremendously successful reign of Basil II, the eleventh century signaled a turn of fortunes in a far more negative direction for the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire, marked by military defeats and decline. However, George Maniakes, a Byzantine general,...

The Regal Crowns of the Byzantine Emperors

From 330 AD, when Constantine the Great proclaimed his new city the capital of the Roman Empire, the emperors ruled from Constantinople until the city fell in 1453. The modern historiographical term "Byzantines" for the Eastern Roman Empire is...

Byzantine Buildings and Burials Found in Assiut, Egypt

A team of archaeologists in Egypt have found structures, burials, and objects dating back to the Byzantine and Late periods in the Necropolis of Meir in the Assiut governorate. The discovery was important due to the breadth of finds from...

”Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Fascinating Story of Greco-Italian Bonds

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.