The Eastern Roman Empire
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-05-08 15:02
Travel writer James Stewart writes for Times on Line about travel in Croatia.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-07 11:35
On May 7, 558, the dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed after an earthquake.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-31 17:19
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 18:44
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 15:11
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 17:27
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 21:50
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 08:03
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 22:57
Israeli authorities have abandoned plans to remove a 6th century Byzantine mosaic from the Gaza Strip.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-14 08:07
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 19:25
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 12:14
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.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-03-25 10:36
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-13 09:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-05 12:58
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.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-02-02 16:06
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-08 13:41
Ian Campbell of the Scotsman looks at the history and influence of Byzantine architecture.
Submitted by Sir Mord on Wed, 2004-07-21 16:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-10 09:35
Several hundred early Christian Byzantine artifacts which were stolen 30 years ago have been returned to the Republic of Cyprus.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-04-23 15:50
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.