Byzantine

The Eastern Roman Empire

Textiles, Metalwork and Art from Ottoman Empire Now at Smithsonian

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.

Byzantine Christmas Concert

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.

Lavish Byzantine Mansion to Open in Caesarea

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.

Istanbul: City of Many Pasts

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.

6th Century Mosaic to Remain in Gaza

Israeli authorities have abandoned plans to remove a 6th century Byzantine mosaic from the Gaza Strip.

5th Century Byzantine Church Discovered in Jordan

The remains of an early Byzantine church, dating from the 5th or 6th century, have been found near the town of Karak, Jordan.

Tauna AElswith's SCA site

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.

New Book Looks at Melting Pot of the Middle East

In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.

You Can Go Back to Constantinople

Join us for a day of classes celebrating the Byzantine Empire’s history, influence, arts, and culture. Classes begin 10am; topics will include an overview of Byzantine history, the influence of the desert fathers, Eastern Christian churches in the Islamic states, pottery, garb, music, mosaics, pysanki (Ukrainian Easter eggs), pigments and gesso for painting, and an address by Father Terence Farmer on icon symbolism and use including a tour of the church’s icons.

http://brendoken.org/thistle/event.html

Turkish Daily News: Istanbul History 101

Byzantium, Contantinople, Istanbul, New Rome...whatever historical name it has gone by, the city on the Bosporus has always been the gateway between Europe and Asia. This article gives a short history of the city.

Turks Display 1000 Years of Turkish Art and Culture

Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600-1600 may be the world's greatest display of Turkish art and culture. The exhibit opened January 22, 2005 at London't Royal Academy of Arts.

Apollonia Voss

Lady Apollonia Voss of the East Kingdom researches and creates jewelry and other arts in the Middle Ages and ancient times. Her web site has resources (book list, links list, projects, and handouts) for those interested in these topics as well as photos of her own A&S projects and her portfolio.

Byzantine architecture leaves its mark

Ian Campbell of the Scotsman looks at the history and influence of Byzantine architecture.

New Laurel in AEthelmearc

Sir Mord the Green proudly announces that his lady wife, Maria Agrissa Sgourina (formerly and more widely known as Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh), was inducted into the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of AEthelmearc on Saturday, July 17, 2004 AS XXXIX, in the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog.

Stolen Byzantine Icons Returned to Cyprus

Several hundred early Christian Byzantine artifacts which were stolen 30 years ago have been returned to the Republic of Cyprus.

Byzantine Gold in Scandinavia the Topic of Research Paper

A research paper entitled "Post festum. Solid gold among the Swedes from the end of the Migration Period solidi import to the beginning of the Viking raids" was read at this year's Medieval Academy of America in Minneapolis, 12 April 2003.