when the roman empire fell in the west - it survived for more than a thousand years in the east. the greatest monument of that great civilization still stands - the great cathedral church of eastern christianity, hagia sophia. after 400 years as a mosque it became a museum. here in this website you can learn about the miraculous discovery of the mosaic, its history and how it was made.
in the south gallery of hagia sophia the church of holy wisdom in istanbul - the former city of CONSTANTINOPLE capital of THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE