Art & Architecture in the Byzantine Empire
The Pairing of Church and State
The power structure in the Byzantine empire fueled the creation of awe-inspiring works of art in churches throughout the "New Rome.
Today, the techniques used to create those works of art, as well as many of the works themselves, give us a great deal of insight into the wealth, values, and beliefs of the Byzantine Empire.
Links to more information about Byzantine art...
The United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Smart History (Khan Academy)
Watch the video to see how Byzantine mosaics were made...