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Chora Church or Kariye Museum in Istanbul, Turkey + other things not to miss.

Chora Church or Kariye Museum in Istanbul, Turkey + other things not to miss.

The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the death of the Virgin Mary (panel 50-a). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul

The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the death of the Virgin Mary (panel 50-a). Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul

Istanbul Tour in Balat Including Chora Church, City Walls and the Patriarchate.   If you’re interested in Istanbul’s history from the late Roman times to contemporary periods, this is a nice excursion to make.

Istanbul Tour in Balat Including Chora Church, City Walls and the Patriarchate. If you’re interested in Istanbul’s history from the late Roman times to contemporary periods, this is a nice excursion to make.

The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Theodore Metochites presenting a model of the Chora church to Christ (panel I-48). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul

The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Theodore Metochites presenting a model of the Chora church to Christ (panel I-48). Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul

İstanbul'un vazgeçilmezleri...İSTANBUL'UN "34" OLMAZSA OLMAZI! 19. Aya İrini'de ayin izlemek.

İstanbul'un vazgeçilmezleri...İSTANBUL'UN "34" OLMAZSA OLMAZI! 19. Aya İrini'de ayin izlemek.

mosaic dome, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

mosaic dome, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

A detail from the the Hagia Sophia mosaic depicting seraphim

Sacred Mysteries: An appointment with an angel at Hagia Sophia

A detail from the the Hagia Sophia mosaic depicting seraphim

00 Unknown Artist. Christ Pantacrator. Church of the Mother of God Pammakaristos. Early 14th century

00 Unknown Artist. Christ Pantacrator. Church of the Mother of God Pammakaristos. Early 14th century

Sumela Monastry Trabzon Turkey Türkiye

Sumela Monastry Trabzon Turkey Türkiye

Angel face mosaic that was recently uncover in Istanbul, in the famous mosque Hagia Sophia.

Angel face mosaic that was recently uncover in Istanbul, in the famous mosque Hagia Sophia.