Byzantine Mosaics

The Byzantines made a ton of cool mosaics! They are often of religious figures like saints and Jesus Christ especially. They are very detailed with all different shades of colored tile. Intricate features like folds in clothes and shading are all there! They are found in the Byzantine churches like the Hagia Sophia (holy wisdom). Recently, some animal mosaics were found of all different exotic animals! It had animals, some people, and Greek inscriptions including the people who helped fund the church they were in. Byzantium was Roman, but had mostly Greek culture and spoke Greek instead of Latin.

         

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