Mosaics in Istanbul, Turkey

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by admin in Mosaic Resources

Christ Mosaic at St. Savior of Chora

Some of the best examples of mosaic art in the world can be found in Istanbul, Turkey. For example, you can visit the Chora Church Museum, which was converted from a Byzantine church into a mosque after the Ottomon’s took over in the mid 1400’s. The frescoes and mosaics were plastered over and basically forgotton for over 500 years. Between 1940 and 1950 these fabulous and well preserved examples of the finest of Byzantine mosaics and frescoes were discovered and revealed, so the Mosque was converted into the Chora Church Museum (Kayire)

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