Efthymis Vagourdis Print Arts

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Mystras. It's truly amazing to find a complete ruined city and archaeological wonderland. The abandoned Byzantine city of Mystras in the mountains just above Sparta in the Southern Peloponnese, is one such frozen city. You can walk through the largely intact streets and complete religious buildings of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and be right back in 1350 AD.

Mystras-Peloponnese, Greece reveals the full legacy of the Christian Byzantine empire. The whole town is a Byzantine museum in itself with remains of churches and monasteries that are hundreds of years old.

Byzantine mosaic work in Chora church, Istanbul, Turkey

Byzantine mosaic work in Chora church, the Kariye Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Fyriplaka, Milos, Greece

Fyriplaka, Milos, Greece

A Byzantine Passion

And therefore I have sailed the seas and come To the holy city of… by herverisson

John II Komnenos and Irene of Hungary. Art by Antoine Helbert.

Click the image to open in full size. Appears to be based on the Emperor John II and Empress Irene with the Virgin Mary Mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople.