Category Archives: Mosaic Hunting Italy 2009

Can you help? The relevance of the monogram embroidered on Byzantine over-cloaks

Given that we have a pretty wide readership, and many of you are academics, I wonder if anyone can answer a question posed by blog correspondent Dave about monograms that appear in mosaics, particularly at Ravenna. If you can help … Continue reading

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The Popularity of Byzantium – Over 4,000 Blog Visits

I am so pleased that so many of you keep on visiting the blog and that the variety of topics is drawing in ever larger audiences. It took five months for our first 1,000 MyByzantine Blog visits; three months for the … Continue reading

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Mosaic Hunting Pictures from Aquileia, Venice and Torcello

Please visit the Photograph page to view more pictures from our trip to northern Italy in October 2009. The Aquileia page is here and you can now click through to a slideshow on Flickr. The Venice and Torcello page is … Continue reading

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Mosaic Hunting – Aquileia, Grado, and Concordia

It might be tempting to say that after our trip to Northern Italy to visit all the major Byzantines sites, and to view the mosaics, that we may be suffering from ‘mosaic fatigue’ or even worse ‘Mosaic Neck’ after standing … Continue reading

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Mosaic Hunting – Update

Just a quick update on our trip to Italy. The final bookings have been made and we leave in a week or two. We have added Concordia to our itinerary. This is an interesting place near Aquileia. I have found … Continue reading

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Mosaic Hunting in Northern Italy

We have just made our final arrangements to go on a holiday to northern Italy to seek out the Byzantine treasures of Aquileia, Venice, and Ravenna. I am looking forward to relaxing and exploring the sights despite the weakness of … Continue reading

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