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Art: The Hagia Sophia

historical background

The Greeks founded the city of Byzantium forever ago, in 657 BCE. A bunch of stuff happened, Greece fell, Rome rose, Rome arguably fell, then in 330 CE the Roman emperor Constantine I renamed the city, always egotistic, as Constantinople. 790 more words


Islam / The Procopius Portrayal of Justinian


Islam is monotheistic religion, whose “holy” book is the Qur’an. It is also composed of “prophetic” tradition of Muhammad. The Islam’s consider Muhammad to be the last “prophet” of God.   468 more words

Western Civilization 1

Beauty spot

Many adverts would have you think that freckles and other spots are an issue you should solve. Other adverts will tell you to celebrate the unique beauty of your skin. 656 more words

History Of Medicine

The day a bunch of hooligans almost toppled the Emperor

NOTE TO SELF: Never declare yourself out of commission without checking some “this date in history” collections. You never know what might pique your interest. 2,058 more words


November 13, 565 CE: Basilica Cistern; 1988: Sewage in Santa Monica Bay; 2003: Death of Sewer Worker

November 13, 565 AD: End of the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, builder of the Basilica Cistern. “The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – Sunken Palace, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – Sunken Cistern), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. 375 more words


My Trip to Europe. Day 5. Wednesday, October 8. Istanbul.

Today I take an abbreviated tour of the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul.  Or Constantinople if you will.  With some Byzantine pieces to serve as Coin of the Day. 1,878 more words

2014 Trip To Europe

The Emperor Justinian

Justinian the Great was emperor of Byzantium from 527 – 565 A.D. His lowborn wife was the beautiful and brave Empress Theodora, who persuaded the emperor to stay when danger threatened them. 282 more words

School Essays