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Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition March 14–July 8, 2012

This new exhibition in New Yorks’ Metropolitan Museum looks like it will be a cracker. If you are in the city over the next few months do visit and tell us what you think. From the Met’s site …. The … Continue reading

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Byzantine Prayer Box Found in Jerusalem Dig

 The miniature box adorned with cross dates from 6-7 century AD. It contains two icons surrounded by gold leaf. By Gil Ronen First Published in IsraelNationalNews.com 27 Oct 2011 Archaeologists in Jerusalem discovered a miniature Christian prayer box that dates … Continue reading

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Two crimson codes from Berat to be exposed in Sofia during XXII International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Sofia. Two crimson codes from Tirana, dated back to the VI and IX century, will be exposed during the exposition themed ‘The Brilliance of Byzantium. Greek Illuminated Manuscripts from the Balkans VI –XVIII’ held in the frames of the XXII … Continue reading

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Unlike art, icons are to be adored

All the icons in the Empire of Byzantium were burnt, smashed or whitewashed 1,200 years ago. Only a handful survived, from territory where the Emperor’s writ did not run. One, of Christ as the Ruler of All, (below) was kept … Continue reading

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The miraculous icon of the Virgin from Chełm

This paper is written entirely in French but having used my best schoolboy French I think it is worthwhile posting for those that have mastered the language better than I. The icon is known as Kholmska Bohorodytsya, the Icon of the … Continue reading

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Alexios and Anghelos Apokafkos: Constantinopolitan painters in Crete (1399-1421): documents from the state archives in Venice

This academic paper is most interesting as it brings to life two talented individuals who came from a respected Byzantine family. The paper was presented by  Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides, University of Athens at the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies which … Continue reading

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Byzantium: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

A new book by Thomas F Mathews. Described by Amazon as follows: “With images culled from eleven hundred years of history, this comprehensive survey explores the Byzantine empires vast range of artistic splendours that indelibly informed the art of modern … Continue reading

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