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Turkey: Byzantine mosaics in Urfa During excavations in the center of the southeastern Turkish town Sanliurfa (also called Urfa) splendid early Byzantine mosaics were discovered between 2006 and 2008.The floor mosaics cover 12 rooms in a villa that probably belonged to an important bureaucrat of the Eastern Roman Empire in the 5th and 6th century AD. Depicted are mythological scenes such as the life of Achilles and Amazon warriors hunting wild animals.

from Mosaic Art Source

Uncovering the Byzantine Mosaics of Hagia Sophia – Ayasofya Museum – Istanbul, Turkey

from Slate Magazine

Liberalism: Stuck Halfway Between Heaven and Earth

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator [wiki]


Byzantine mosaic of women from the court of Justinian and Theodora, Church of San Vitale, Ravenna. Dating to the reign of Justinian (5th-6th century CE). Gustav Klimt visited Ravenna in 1903, where he had the opportunity to see these lavish Byzantine mosaics

from Live Science

Image Gallery: Stunning Byzantine Mosaic

"The find of this mosaic is extraordinary, the size of it and the [condition] goes beyond what is usually found," said IAA's Davida Eisenberg Degen. "This is an unusual find."