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The first Byzantine Museum in the Peloponnese opens in Argos

Just in time for your summer holiday visit to the Peloponnese, a new museum dedicated to Byzantine history and culture has opened its doors in Argos. It opened its gates to the public on 9 March 2017.The foundation of the … Continue reading

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The Byzantine Scribe

My thanks to Geoffrey for giving me permission to post this article. By Geoffrey Clarfield First published in the New English Review, August 2010. Many years ago, while walking through the grounds of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian’s greatest temple, the … Continue reading

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The destruction of the idols: Syria’s patrimony at risk from extremists

Very sad to read but no real surprise. by Patrick Cockburn First published in The Independent 11 Feb 2014 Islamic fundamentalists in Syria have started to destroy archaeological treasures such as Byzantine mosaics and Greek and Roman statues because their … Continue reading

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History of Byzantium by John Scylitzes

Full of beautiful Greek handwritten text, and lively, colourful images, this famous work by John Scylitzes is available to view digitally on the World Digital Library. If you are very brave you can download the full 138 Mb pdf. This … Continue reading

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Event: AD 312 Constantine’s Victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge – British Museum, 3 November 2012

This sounds like a cracker! The Roman Society and the Association for Roman Archaeology will mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge with a series of four lectures exploring the significance and legacy of the battle, the … Continue reading

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The Romans as Viewed by Arabic Authors in the 9th and 10th Centuries A.D.

This paper appears in the Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences (Special Issue) Vol. 3, No. 10 (2012) and is by Elias Giannakis. Introduction: Of the peoples that the Arabic authors of the 9th and 10th century showed special interest were … Continue reading

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Istanbul Patriarchate purchases world’s third oldest church

The world’s reputedly third oldest church, the Byzantine Başmelekler Church, or Taksiyarhon Church, was purchased by the Istanbul patriarchate on Sept. 10, the head priest of Halki Seminary, Professor Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, has announced. First published in Hurriyet Daily News The … Continue reading

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