501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 41-50.

No.41: Troyes casket with emperors and hunters, 10th century, Catherdral of Troyes, France. This surprising treasure resides in the Cathedral of Troyes, in France. It is believed that it was brought from Constantinople to Troyes, by bishop Jean Langlois, after the great city was sacked during the Fourth […]


501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 21-30.

No.21: The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, Constantinople (Istanbul), 13th century. The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, also known by its Turkish name Tekfur Sarayi, was once an annex of the greater palace complex of Blachernae. It was constructed during the late 13th century, but by the 15th century it […]


501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 10-19.

No.10: The city-fortress of Dara (Anastasiopolois), Mesopotamia, 6th century. The city-fortress of Dara, was built by Emperor Anastasius, at the conclusion of his wars with Persia in 506. Its intended function was to keep in check future Persian aggression along the frontier. It was strategically built opposite the […]


501 Treasures of Byzantium: No. 1-9.

No.1: Icon of the Archangel Gabriel, St Catherine Monastery, Sinai Egypt, 13th century. Before we begin I’d like to brief say that this project is really a celebration of many of the greatest treasures of Byzantium, which includes its art, icons, monuments and sites. The ranking of treasures […]