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Monuments of Byzantine architecture (2). From Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon : Geschichte der Baukunst (plates to the history of achitecture section of the Conversations-Lexikon, AKA Brockhaus Enzyklopädie), Published by Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1888. (Source: archive.org)

Monuments of Byzantine architecture From Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon : Geschichte der Baukunst (plates to the history of achitecture section of the Conversations-Lexikon, AKA Brockhaus Enzyklopädie), Published by Brockhaus, Leipzig,

The Baths of Diocletian in Rome - reimagined. The Baths are on the Viminal, the smallest of the Seven hills of Rome, just inside the Agger of the Servian Wall. They served as a bath for the people residing in the Viminal, Quirinal, and Esquiline quarters of the city.The Baths were commissioned by Maximian in honor of co-Emperor Diocletian in 298, the same year he returned from Africa.

Just the detail and mass scale of this building is enough to make your jaw drop. The Baths of Diocletian in Rome - reimagined.

Ancient Roman watermill at Barbegal, France. The watermill (a water powered grain mill) was a technological breakthrough, representing the one first innovations to replace human labor. This site, dating to the 2nd century CE, was comprised of multiple mill complex with sixteen overshot wheels on two mill-races, fed by aqueduct.

Barbegal: a SUPER Roman flour mill complex. 16 overshot wheels - using water from an aqueduct - ground an estimated four and a half tons of flour per day!

Byzantine cataphract, 9th-10th cent. A.D. Eastern Roman Empire.

Byzantine Empire--- Depiction of a cataphract of the Byzantine Empire. These land heavy calvary units played a major role on land for the empire.

Byzantine architecture | Nessebar 13th and 14th-century | Christ Pantocrator Church |

A Byzantine-style church decorated with blind arcades and missing entrances on this side

Constantinople in the Byzantine period | Mavi Boncuk

Built in the seventh century BCE, the ancient city of Byzantium proved to be a valuable city for both the Greeks and Romans. Because it lay on the European side of the Strait of Bosporus, the Emperor Constantine.