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Nikephoros I
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Nikephoros I

Nikephoros I ruled as emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 802 to 811 CE. A former finance minister who did much to improve the state economy, Nikephoros was not particularly popular with the empire's overtaxed peasants and overregulated...
Byzantine Ivory Casket
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Byzantine Ivory Casket

Made in Constantinople in the 11th century CE, this casket is made of ivory and bone, and has gilded copper mounts. Depicted are dancers waging mock battles and taming a panther. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Thracian Art
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Thracian Art

The art produced by the people of Thrace, as indicated by the many precious objects found in Thracian tombs dating from the Bronze Age onwards, was, like the culture itself, a mix of indigenous ideas and foreign influences. Although it can...
Imagining the Amazons: Women Warriors in Greco-Roman Art
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Imagining the Amazons: Women Warriors in Greco-Roman Art

Amazon warriors frequently appeared in the art, literature, and mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The idea of a female warrior society existing on the fringes of civilization continues to capture the imagination of modern generations...
Famous Grammarians & Poets of the Byzantine Empire
Articleby Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou

Famous Grammarians & Poets of the Byzantine Empire

In the wake of the downfall of the Western Roman Empire and the intellectual collapse of Athens, Byzantine scholars engaged in preserving the Classical Greek language and its literature. Thus they became the guardians of a vanished culture...
Byzantine Hexagonal Jug
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Byzantine Hexagonal Jug

Created in the 6th or 7th century CE, this moulded glass jug measures 15.1 x 8.6 x 7.5 cm. This photo shows a stepped cross, representing one constructed at the site of Jesus' crucifixion by Thoedosius II. The relief designs were produced...
Byzantine Panel with Archangel, c. 525-50
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Byzantine Panel with Archangel, c. 525-50

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=f7J0WQsajX8 Byzantine panel with archangel, Ivory leaf from diptych, c. 525-50, 16.8 x 5.6 x 0.35 in. (42.8 x 14.3 x 0.9 cm), probably from Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey...
Azulejos: The Visual Art of Portugal
Articleby Kim Martins

Azulejos: The Visual Art of Portugal

Glazed blue ceramic tiles or azulejos are everywhere in Portugal. They decorate the winding streets of the capital, Lisbon. They cover the walls of train stations, restaurants, bars, public murals, and fountains, churches, and altar fronts...
Byzantine Bowl with Female Figure
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Byzantine Bowl with Female Figure

This bowl, dating to the 14th-15th century CE, features a stylized figure of a woman. It is glazed on the inside, and partially on the outside. Made in Cyprus. Discovered in Cyprus. Measures 6.4 cm in height and 16.3 cm in diameter. (British...
Byzantine Empire c. 626 CE
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Byzantine Empire c. 626 CE

A map of the Byzantine empire c. 626 CE.
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