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Chora Church, Istanbul.  The most beautiful byzantine mosaics in Istanbul.  You can't miss it.

Chora Church, Istanbul. The most beautiful byzantine mosaics in Istanbul. You can't miss it.

The Kariye Museum (Church of the Holy Savior in Chora), near the Byzantine city walls (of Istanbul, Turkey), has fantastic mosaics throughout (circa 1320), breathtaking, a must see.

The Kariye Museum (Church of the Holy Savior in Chora), near the Byzantine city walls (of Istanbul, Turkey), has fantastic mosaics throughout (circa 1320), breathtaking, a must see.

Bosphorus Mansions İstanbul

Bosphorus Mansions İstanbul

Byzantine Mosaic Figure, Chora Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Byzantine Mosaic Figure, Chora Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Winter İstanbul

Winter İstanbul

Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum. Instanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum. Instanbul, Turkey

The clothes of the Byzantine became a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms. The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.

The clothes of the Byzantine became a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms. The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.

Architecture and Civil Engineering: Hagia Sophia and Domed Architecture

Architecture and Civil Engineering: Hagia Sophia and Domed Architecture

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