Hagia Sophia’s Accomplishments

The crowning glory of Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia is said to have “changed the history of architecture” (Simons). Constructed in the 6th century under the orders of Emperor Justinian I, it remained the tallest building for over a thousand years. Atop the building sits a dome towering 56m above the ground, and spanning 31m across; … Read more

Essay On Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire Before the fall of the Roman Empire, it split into 2 different empires, the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman empire, which would become known as the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantine empire is generally overshadowed by the Roman Empire, and Crusades, but the Byzantine empire greatly changed the rest of history. … Read more