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Elements of Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." // photo by erhan sasmaz

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." // photo by erhan sasmaz

Hosios Loukas; the city; 959 AD. It is  historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture.

Hosios Loukas; the city; 959 AD. It is historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture.

Byzantine column capitals carving or decoration designs. Byzantine capitals sometimes took a form derived from the Roman Ionic or Corinthian types.

Byzantine column capitals carving or decoration designs. Byzantine capitals sometimes took a form derived from the Roman Ionic or Corinthian types.

#Romanesque south door of San Vicente, Avila -  ROMANESQUE style : Combining features of Western Roman and Byzantine buildings

#Romanesque south door of San Vicente, Avila - ROMANESQUE style : Combining features of Western Roman and Byzantine buildings

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