The Eastern Roman Empire
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 14:12
The Barony of Selviergard invites the Knowne World to attend a feast honoring Constantine the Great in traditional Byzantine style! Please bring your banners, flags, tapestries and other decorations to make the hall more colorful.
The victor of the heavy combat tournament will be awarded the purple
chlamys, a traditional gift from the ancient Basillius' of that time
as a show of his great prowess and favor from the powers that be.
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-18 12:27
A team of Israeli archaeologists working on a site near the city of Tiberias have discovered an ancient Byzantine church believed to date from the 5th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-17 07:05
An elaborately-decorated mosaic floor dating to the 6th century has been discovered near the Israeli city of Palmahim. The floor is thought to have belonged to the dining area of a Byzantine villa.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-06-19 17:15
Re-enactors in Russia are preparing an elaborate re-enactment of the 1453 battle for Constantinople, in which it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-01 18:12
Understanding what life was like in the historic past will take a giant step soon with the introduction of by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to combine 3-D computer technology with the latest historical evidence. The result: a virtual walk-around of historic buildings.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-05-21 06:44
In a review for The Guardian, Ian Pindar discusses a new book about bubonic plague: Justinian's Flea by William Rosen, an "impressive study of the bubonic plague and its impact on history."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-12 16:30
Thanks to a donation of more than UK£1 million from the Ioannou family, Greek Cypriots, Oxford University in England will open a new center for Classical and Byzantine research and study.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-04-08 18:29
Akdamar Church, also called the Church of Surp Khach, or Holy Cross, an Armenian structure dating back to 921 C.E., is being restored in a US$1.5 million project being undertaken by Turkey as a step towards improving relationships between the two neighboring countries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 14:43
Joan Scobey of the Post-Gazette travels to Ravenna, Italy, the ancient capital of three empires, and describes its historic pleasures for her readers.
Submitted by Muireann_of_Hin... on Mon, 2007-02-26 19:25
Wastelands: A Journey to Constantinople
June 22-24, 2007
As long, sunny days and warm nights herald in the summer months, we invite you to travel with us. Our destination is the heart of the Eastern Roman Empire, the jewel of Byzantium, the glorious city of Constantinople.
So don your traveling clothes and spend the first weekend of summer with friends, fighting, feasting and fun!
Elchenburg Castle, Barony of Sacred Stone, Atlantia
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-27 14:15
The Emperor Justinian dedicated the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople on Devember 27, 537 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-24 12:11
Meghan Elphinstone, Arts & Sciences Champion for the Barony of Marinus in Atlantia, has posted her extensive research on early Byzantine costuming. The two papers are available in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 15:15
Lady Isabelle in the Kingdom of Meridies recently traveled to Turkey and shares photos from her visit online.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-05 09:26
In the process of deposing and replacing the Byzantine emperor Phocas, Heraclius attacked Constantinople with a fleet on October 5, 610 C.E.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-10 15:24
"Like Romans, Athenians and other residents of the world's great historic cities, the residents of Istanbul can hardly put a shovel in the ground without digging up something important." Archaelogists working on the site of a new subway station believe they have found a port from Byzantine times.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-02 09:52
A team of scientists is using X-ray techniques to try to decipher the text hidden beneath a 13th century Christian prayerbook. They believe that underneath the prayers is a lost original work by the Greek mathematician Archimedes
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-23 18:42
An exhibition of Byzantine artifacts shows how the classical style of the Greeks and Romans carried over into the Middle Ages. The Road to Byzantium: Luxury Arts of Antiquity, an exhibit which runs through September 3, 2006 at London's Sometset House, shows a wide range of pieces decorated with classical themes.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-07-16 12:11
On July 16, 1054, the Pope excommunicated Michael Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople, setting in motion the events which would divide the Eastern Orthodox from the Roman Church.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-29 18:31
Orthodox Christian Constantinople fell to the Turks on May 29, 1453, a date that some historians consider the end of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-05-08 14:02
Travel writer James Stewart writes for Times on Line about travel in Croatia.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-07 10:35
On May 7, 558, the dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed after an earthquake.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-31 16:19
The recent discovery of the original port of Constantinople on the banks of the Bosporus may throw a monkey wrench into Turkey's ambitious plan to construct a UK£2 billion train tunnel linking Europe to Asia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 17:44
Squabbling over repairs to the basilica commemorating the birthplace of Jesus may endanger the Church of the Nativity, according to Telegraph reporter Tim Butcher. He writes that the three Christian communities in charge of maintaining the church cannot agree on restoration methods.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-11-11 14:11
The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-07 16:27
Residents of the Pacific Northwest will have the opportunity to hear the Greek Byzantine Choir, directed by Lycourgos Angelopoulos, when they present a Christmas concert in Portland and Seattle.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-30 20:50
Israel's Antiquities Authority has announced that the archaeological remains of a Byzantine mansion, complete with mosaic floors, have been excavated in the coastal city of Caesarea and will be open to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-30 07:03
Rick Lyman of the New York Times looks at the ancient city of Istanbul in a travelogue that recognizes the many cultures that make up the city.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 21:57
Israeli authorities have abandoned plans to remove a 6th century Byzantine mosaic from the Gaza Strip.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-14 07:07
The remains of an early Byzantine church, dating from the 5th or 6th century, have been found near the town of Karak, Jordan.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-08-12 18:25
Lady Tauna AElswith of Ostgardr has compiled a set of resources from her time in the SCA. There are redacted recipes, information on Byzantine clothing, Ottoman clothing, links and a few portfolio pictures.