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Event – Building God’s Empire: Archaeology, religion and the Byzantine conquest of Africa

This looks like an interesting event to attend for those who can make it. The combination of Justinian, Belisarius, and the idea of rebuilding the western Roman empire is an intoxicating mix, and a great story. To be held at … Continue reading

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Oxford Announces SNF Director of Centre for Byzantine Research as Part of Broader Expansion

Peter Frankopan, the historian known for making the discipline accessible and relevant to a general public, has been named the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. Frankopan’s new appointment is one element of a … Continue reading

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Thessaloniki metro construction reveals Byzantine treasures

The construction of a metro network beneath the Greek city of Thessaloniki has unearthed an extraordinary treasure trove of ancient artefacts, from gold wreaths and rings to statues of the goddess Aphrodite. The progress of the metro system has been … Continue reading

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The Seljuks: Nomads Who Built an Empire and Took On Byzantine Power

I thought this an interesting little piece about the Seljuks who I could do with knowing more about. It was they who defeated the Romans at the Battle of Manzikert, capturing Byzantine emperor, Romanos IV. It was a defeat that … Continue reading

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Ancient Garbage Heaps Show Fading Byzantine Empire Was ‘Plagued’ By Disease and Climate Change

About a century before the fall of the Byzantine Empire — the eastern portion of the vast Roman Empire — signs of its impending doom were written in garbage. Reports Mindy Weisberger in Live Science. Archaeologists recently investigated accumulated refuse … Continue reading

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Museum Of Russian Icons Announces Partnership With The British Museum

It is a great shame that the British Museum has so few icons in its collection, but those that it does have are of major significance, and can now be viewed in the online catalogue of the Museum of Russian … Continue reading

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Celebrating Orthodox Christmas with Cappella Romana

Dear Friends, Another year has passed, and another year when I was too distracted to post much on here for which I apologise. I could not let Orthodox Christmas pass without wishing you all the very best wishes and a … Continue reading

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