Byzantine Art and Culture. Hagia Sofia (Church of the Holy Wisdom). Justinian’s monument to the Byzantine empire as God’s empire on Earth. Burnt to the ground twice. Second time during the Nika riots of 532 AD. Rebuilt by Justinian in 536 AD. TWO Religions Claim it as their own.
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Justinian’s monument to the Byzantine empire as God’s empire on Earth
Burnt to the ground twice. Second time during the Nika riots of 532 AD
They invented a new alphabet for the people of Russia.
Today, the Russian language uses this alphabet, known as the Cyrillic alphabet!
“NO ICONS. I mean it this time!”
“You can’t ban icons. I’ll ban you.”
(I’m kicking you out of the Church)
In1054 AD the Christian Church split into two parts.