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Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora - II: The Reforms of Justinian - Extra History Justinian wanted to restore the glory of Rome, but many obstacles stood in his way. He brought on talented advisors to help him reform the tax system, the law code, and the military might of the empire. With them he made great strides, but these advisors had very human flaws. His tax collector, John the Cappadocian, centralized tax collection and crushed corru

Book of Job in Illuminated Manuscripts, Byzantine Manuscripts with Cyclic Illustration, Rome: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

A Byzantine mosaic in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.

Bracelet (one of a pair) Date: ca. 400 Geography: Made in probably Rome Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold

Roman Empire Timeline: I kept finding my kids getting confused about the Roman Empire, the split of the Empire, and the Byzantine Empire. So I made this timeline and map worksheet to help them. Download available at:

Bracelet with Bust of Roma Date: 400–450 Geography: Made in, Rome Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold

Rome TV Series - Season 1 Promo

Santa Maria in one of Rome's oldest churches and believed to be the first church in Rome dedicated to the Virgen Mary. It originally dates from the late third to early fourth century but was rebuilt in the twelfth century. The church is famous for a Byzantine mosaic behind the altar and a number of 13th century mosaics. The piazza has a beautiful octagonal fountain.