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the first of the two main divisions of the Christian Bible, comprising the Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa
concave, triangular section of a hemisphere, four of which provide the transition from a square area to the circular base of a covering dome
the transformation of jesus from human to son of god often shown in art by a cruciform surrounded by light
The architect who built the Tomb of Galla Placida and also San Vitale (?) A naval outpost on the Italian Pennisula.
Byzantine emperor in the 6th century A.D. who reconquered much of the territory previously ruler by Rome, initiated an ambitious building program , including Hagia Sofia, as well as a new legal code
Greek (Eastern) Orthodox Church
the equivalent of the Roman Catholic Church in the Byzantine East; located in Constantinople
A building in which the sides are of equal length and in which the main space is symmetrical when bisected laterally and longitudinally.
the second part of the bible; it tells you about the life and teachings of Jesus and about his followers
architectural devices used as a transition from a square to a polygonal or circular base for a dome
patterns or pictures made by embedding small pieces of stone or glass in cement on surfaces such as walls and floors
An Italian trading city on the Ariatic Sea, agreed to help the Byzantines' effort to regain the lands in return for trading privileges in Constantinople.
the partaking of bread and wine, which Christians hold to be either Christ himself, or symbolic of him
Most famous example of Byzantine architecture, it was built under Justinian I and is considered one of the most perfect buildings in the world.
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