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Katholikon, Hosios Loukas, Distomo, Boeotia: the dome and apse mosaics

RIBA9245
NOTES: The Katholikon, the larger of the two churches of the monastery, is the earliest extant domed-octagon church.

Basilica of San Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna: an arcade and clerestory of the nave

RIBA9312
NOTES: The church was consecrated in 549. The floor and the 24 Greek marble columns of the nave were raised in the 16th century.

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Museum), Istanbul: detail of a mosaic of the Empress Zoe

RIBA9387
Anthemius of Tralles
NOTES: The Church of the Holy Wisdom, known as Hagia Sophia in Greek, Sancta Sophia in Latin, and Ayasofya or Aya Sofya in Turkish, was a Byzantine church until 1453 when Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror made it his imperial mosque. In 1934 the mosque was secularized and turned into the Ayasofya Museum.
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