Sarcophagus of Yaroslav the Wise
The tomb of the Grand Duke of Kyiv Yaroslav the Wise (r. 1019-1054). Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv.
The Church Fathers Mosaic
Epiphanius of Salamis, Clement of Rome, Gregory the Theologian, Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, and Archdeacon Stephen, 11th-century mosaic, restored in the 18th century (oil painting on the lower part) Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv.
Trade in the Roman World
Regional, inter-regional and international trade was a common feature of the Roman world. A mix of state control and a free market approach ensured goods produced in one location could be exported far and wide. Cereals, wine and olive oil...
Detail of a contemporary portrait of Justinian I in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna. The emperor's robe is of Tyrian purple.
Byzantine Empire, 717 CE
A map of the Byzantine empire and its themes and provinces in 717 CE.
Justinian II & Tiberius
A gold coin depicting Byzantine emperor Justinian II (r. 685-95 & 705-11 CE) and his son Tiberius (d. 711 CE).