Τρίτη, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Byzantium (ca. 330–1453)

Byzantine Painter (15th century) - Tempera on wood, gold ground - (44.5 x 42.2 cm)

In 330 A.D., the first Christian ruler of the Roman empire, Constantine the Great (r. 306–337) (26.229), transferred the ancient imperial capital from Rome to the city of Byzantion located on the easternmost territory of the European continent, at a major intersection of east-west trade. The emperor renamed this ancient port city Constantinople (“the city of Constantine”) ...


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