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.
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