Friday, October 17, 2008

Byzantium 330 - 1453

Check out the site of the Royal Academy's next spectacular exhibition: Byzantium 330 -1453.
Byzantium 330–1453 will include great works from the San Marco Treasury in Venice and rare items from collections across Europe, the USA, Russia, Ukraine and Egypt. The exhibition begins with the foundation of Constantinople in 330 AD by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great and concludes with the capture of the city by the Ottoman forces of Mehmed II in 1453. This will be the first major exhibition on Byzantine Art in the United Kingdom for 50 years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a good opportunity for the authorities at San Marco to give the treasures that were plundered from Byzantium back and apologise for the Fourth Crusade?

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