News from Byzantium
On this page you'll find links to news stories and information about events related (sometimes quite loosely !) to the Byzantine Empire and its culture
Virtual reality brings past to life
Sense of the City: Istanbul This is slightly off-topic, but it was such a well-written and evocative article about Istanbul that I though it worth including:
" In western cities the sound of the subway or metro is very particular and it stays in your spirit and whenever you hear it in a film, suddenly all the memories of the city wake up in you.
In Istanbul it's the "vvvvoooooot" - sirens of the boats, the "chck" from the chimney, waves of the Bosphorus hitting the quays along with the seagulls and old-fashioned little boats - "putu putu putu" kind of thing. "
Space impact 'saved Christianity'
Byzantine mural unveiled in Belfast
Greek monk group upsets elders
Lost Byzantine palace uncovered
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