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A lost church of Byzantine Constantinople: The Perivleptos

A lost church of Byzantine Constantinople: The Perivleptos, lecture by Professor Jonathan Harris (University of London), Helleinc Centre, London, June 9 at 7:00pm

Visitors to  Istanbul today can  experience only a few  surviving examples of  the  hundreds of churches  and   monasteries  whose  domes  would  have   dominated  the   city's  skyline in Byzantine times. The  Church of the  Virgin Perivleptos, built by  Emperor Romanos Ill Argyros (1028–1034), was  one  of the  most splendid ecclesiastical buildings in Constantinople but  has now  vanished almost without trace. This fully illustrated lecture will recount the  building's history, reconstruct its appearance and  suggest how  and  why  it finally disappeared.

The lecture is supported by the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and the Hellenic Centre.

Free entry for SPBS members, but RSVP is required.


Posted on May 20, 2014 in Lectures

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