when the roman empire fell in the west - it survived for more than a thousand years in the east. the greatest monument of that civilization still stands, hagia sophia. after 400 years as a mosque it became a museum. here in this website you can learn about the miraculous history of the deesis and how it was made.
new for may 2015 - a page on the nicopeia icon of the theotokos, icon galleries with 40 images and a field report on stained glass discovered in the pantokrator