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Pilgrimage – the road to Istanbul

Some of you, at least in the UK, may have watched the previous two programmes of BBC’s Pilgrimage series, and might like to watch the third installment which has just started on BBC2. Hot on the heels of their predecessors, … Continue reading

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Two Collections Meet – Museum of Byzantine Culture Thessaloniki – to September 30 2020

The Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki presents an exhibition comprising icons, vestments and precious heirlooms on loan from the northern port city’s Municipal Art Gallery. The items are shown alongside texts which present and explain the most recent findings … Continue reading

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Chora church frescoes ‘at risk’ after Turkish court ruling

The world’s finest example of Byzantine art— the 14th century frescoes and mosaics of the Chora Church in Istanbul, Turkey— are at risk. First published in Pappas Post. The mosaics— significant not only as art but as liturgical elements to … Continue reading

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Lost Byzantine castle found under water

Within the scope of the Yalova Coasts Ancient Harbor and Underwater Survey, which was carried out in Altınova district of the northwestern province of Yalova for two years, the Byzantine caste of Kibatos (Civetot) was discovered. First published in Hurriyet … Continue reading

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‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix’s historical series

It appears that Netflix will be streaming this new series from 24 Jan 2020. The docuseries will chronicle the Fall of Constantinople and the end of the Byzantine Empire from the Ottoman perspective. In October 2018, Netflix greenlit the limited … Continue reading

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The medieval ‘New England’: a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast

A New England on the Black Sea was created more than 500 years before its American successor, naming towns after their homeland like the Pilgrim Fathers. Fugitives of the Norman Conquest are said to have been rewarded for their gallantry … Continue reading

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Event – Images of Byzantium: Don’t miss the stunning gilded iconography at Monkton Arts IoW

This will be targeted at a very tiny numbers of readers in England, but as I can see the Isle of Wight from one of my favourite walks, I thought I would highlight this exhibition. This exhibition and illustrated talk … Continue reading

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