Architecture and art of the Byzantine Empire
This thread presents images of buildings and art works made in various territories under the rule of the Empire of Constantinople.
There will not be presented objectives that have been influenced by the Byzantine culture, only those made by the Byzantines themselves in what is now Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Italy, Syria, Israel, Egypt and few other countries, when they were part of the empire.
Territorial evolution of the empire from Wikipedia
Byzantium is an amazing world. The legimitimate continuators of the Roman empire, they always called their state Roman Empire (Greek: Basileia Rhōmaiōn) up to 1453.
They have been the only light of civilisation in a barbarized world for almost 1000 years, between the end of Antiquity and Late Middle Age. Their wealth and the fast of the imperial court fascinated the Barbarians who either tried to conquer it or to become their allies, the same way happened with the Roman Empire in Antiquity.
Their capital, Constantinople, situated on two continents is a symbol of the blend of European and Asian influences in the their culture.
The Byzantine art reflects not the only the Hellenistic heritage but also the heritage of the countless peoples and cultures from Mediterrana and surrounding areas: Anatolian, Levantine, Caucasian, Latin and so on.