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Financial Times

Financial Times
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 01:49:12 -0700

Ms Ahunbay, a grey-haired academic who for decades has worked on historic sites in the city dating from the 1,000-year Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman era that succeeded it, is scathing about the Turkish state's efforts at restoring the city's monuments.

The National Interest Online

The National Interest Online
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:56:15 -0700

When John Paul II visited Athens in 2001, he apologized to Greek Orthodox Christians for centuries-old grievances, citing the actions of the Crusaders in 1204 when they laid waste to Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, yet the Greeks ...

Yahoo News UK

Yahoo News UK
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:37:30 -0700

It's unclear when the amino acid change happened, but it was sometime before the first reported plague pandemic, which struck the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century A.D., Lathem said. By understanding the evolution of Yersinia pestis, researchers may ...

Columbia Journalism Review

Columbia Journalism Review
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:56:15 -0700

Slate says the bad rap came from Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: “Gibbon caricatured the history of the Byzantine Empire as little more than a series of shady backroom deals, backstabbing, and power grabs.”.

Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins
Fri, 29 May 2015 14:07:30 -0700

With this wedding, the Varangian forces became a interchangeable unit between Rus' and the Byzantine Empire, and they were uniquely tied for as long as the Empire remained. This is how the Varangians became Christianized (see Part 1). Part of Basil's ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:02:17 -0700

In their essay “The Gender of Money,” the University of Birmingham professor Leslie Brubaker and her student Helen Tobler argue that royal women made it onto coins in the Byzantine Empire because they represented the continuity of the dynastic line—a ...

New Historian

New Historian
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:22:30 -0700

An ancient church dating from the Byzantine Empire some 1,500 years ago was recently discovered by the Israeli National Roads Company as workers carried out an expansion of the highway that runs between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Located about 15 ...

Live Science

Live Science
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:05:28 -0800

Archaeologists working at a site in Turkey called Yenikapi have unearthed 37 remarkably well-preserved shipwrecks. The shipwrecks date back to the time of the Byzantine Empire, and are found in the port of the ancient city Istanbul, then called ...
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