The Hagia Irene in Istanbul is also sometimes spelled as the Hagia Eirene and is one of the oldest churces in the city formerly known as Constantinople.  It was first ordered by Constantine the Great between 324 and 327 and then rebuilt by Justinian I after it was destroyed in 532.  Two hundred years later, it was badly damaged in an earthquake.  It is now a museum. Photo credit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Irene

The Hagia Irene in Istanbul is also sometimes spelled as the Hagia Eirene and is one of the oldest churces in the city formerly known as Constantinople. It was first ordered by Constantine the Great between 324 and 327 and then rebuilt by Justinian I after it was destroyed in 532. Two hundred years later, it was badly damaged in an earthquake. It is now a museum. Photo credit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Irene

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, constructed 532-537 CE, continues to be revered as one of the most important structures in the world. Hagia Sophia was designed to be the major basilica of the Byzantine Empire and held the record for the largest dome in the world until the Duomo was built in Florence in the 15th century CE. Additionally, Hagia Sophia became more important with time as subsequent architects became inspired by the dome. (Info by Thomas Cohen) -- AHE

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, constructed 532-537 CE, continues to be revered as one of the most important structures in the world. Hagia Sophia was designed to be the major basilica of the Byzantine Empire and held the record for the largest dome in the world until the Duomo was built in Florence in the 15th century CE. Additionally, Hagia Sophia became more important with time as subsequent architects became inspired by the dome. (Info by Thomas Cohen) -- AHE

Byzantine-era church building in Nicaea (now Iznik) known as Hagia Sophia, in Turkey, built by Justinian I in the middle of the city in the 6th century.   It was modelled after the larger Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, and it was in this building that the Second Council of Nicaea met in 787 to end the first period of Byzantine Iconoclasm.

Byzantine-era church building in Nicaea (now Iznik) known as Hagia Sophia, in Turkey, built by Justinian I in the middle of the city in the 6th century. It was modelled after the larger Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, and it was in this building that the Second Council of Nicaea met in 787 to end the first period of Byzantine Iconoclasm.

Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene ( , "Holy Peace", Aya rini), the first Christian Roman Basilica built in Constantinople by Emperor Constantine. Rebuilt by Emperor Justinian I had the church restored in 548 and dedicated to his wife Now just inside the walls of the Topkapi Palace with the 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka in the foreground , Istanbul Turkey

Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene ( , "Holy Peace", Aya rini), the first Christian Roman Basilica built in Constantinople by Emperor Constantine. Rebuilt by Emperor Justinian I had the church restored in 548 and dedicated to his wife Now just inside the walls of the Topkapi Palace with the 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka in the foreground , Istanbul Turkey

Hagia Sophia.beautiful example of Byzantinian architecture in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in 4th cen, and rebuilt by Constantius, then again by Justinian I.

Hagia Sophia.beautiful example of Byzantinian architecture in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in 4th cen, and rebuilt by Constantius, then again by Justinian I.

The Apse Mosaic of the Transfiguration, ca. 540 AD. in    Church of the Virgin, Monastery of St Catherine, Mount Sinai.  This is one of oldest working Christian monasteries. Egeria provides oldest account of monastic life here during her pilgrimage (in Latin, 381-384 AD). The monastery was ordered built by Emperor Justinian I (527-65 AD). The library has 2nd largest collection of early codices & manuscripts & best collection of early icons in the world (5th c and later) [4th of four pins]

The Apse Mosaic of the Transfiguration, ca. 540 AD. in Church of the Virgin, Monastery of St Catherine, Mount Sinai. This is one of oldest working Christian monasteries. Egeria provides oldest account of monastic life here during her pilgrimage (in Latin, 381-384 AD). The monastery was ordered built by Emperor Justinian I (527-65 AD). The library has 2nd largest collection of early codices & manuscripts & best collection of early icons in the world (5th c and later) [4th of four pins]

Justinian I was a Byzantine emperor from 527-565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's power by reconquering the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire. 1 of the most important figures of late antiquity & possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the early Middle Ages. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time & domain.

Justinian I was a Byzantine emperor from 527-565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's power by reconquering the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire. 1 of the most important figures of late antiquity & possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the early Middle Ages. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time & domain.

P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.

P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.

Basilica of San Vitale. Byzantine Mosaics.Ravenna. Базилика Сан Витале.Византийские мозаики. Равенна. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Basilica of San Vitale. Byzantine Mosaics.Ravenna. Базилика Сан Витале.Византийские мозаики. Равенна. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE- Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, 532. The Constantinople became the capital of the eastern Roman empire in AD 330, after the Roman empire divided into western and eastern parts. During the reign of Justinian I (c. 486-565), the emperor of Byzantine from 527 to 565, many public buildings, bridges, fortifications, aqueducts was built. His greatest commission was Hagia Sophia in Modern Istanbul.

BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE- Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, 532. The Constantinople became the capital of the eastern Roman empire in AD 330, after the Roman empire divided into western and eastern parts. During the reign of Justinian I (c. 486-565), the emperor of Byzantine from 527 to 565, many public buildings, bridges, fortifications, aqueducts was built. His greatest commission was Hagia Sophia in Modern Istanbul.

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