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 - the sad fate of the beautiful doors, the boukoleon palace in the seawall, the church of the pharos and relics plus everything you could possibly want to know about monumental statues, columns and the horses of san marco