Byzantine

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Museums & Heritage

First Hagia Sophia, now Turkey's 'Sistine Chapel of Byzantium' will be turned back into mosque

The 14th-century mosaics at Chora Church—which was converted to a museum in 1945—risk being covered up and remaining part-restored

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Turkey

Court ruling converting Turkish museum to mosque could set precedent for Hagia Sophia

Decision that Kariye Museum must become a Muslim house of worship again could imperil its Byzantine art and have repercussions for other early Christian monuments

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Mount Athos

Mysterious religious treasures from Mount Athos go on display in Thessaloniki

The monastery has been forbidden to women since 1060 and remains barely accessible to laymen, making this public exhibition an opportunity of a lifetime

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Lords Rothschild and Sainsbury act to protect Butrint

The British School at Rome and the Tirana Institute of Archaeology are excavating Albania’s most important site.

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Exhibitions

Byzantine exhibition at the British Museum provides new insights but falls flat due to missed opportunities

Have scruples over not asking collector/dealers for loans, particularly for underrepresented painted icons, affected the quality of the current exhibition?