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20 November 2014

The Imperial Women of Byzantium

Istanbul docent Zachary S. Taylor gives us insight into the women who shaped Byzantine Istanbul.

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The Empress Zoe mosaics (11th-century) in Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)
Christ Pantocrator is seated in the middle. On his right side stands emperor Constantine IX Monomachos; on his left side, empress Zoe. Courtesy of WikiCommons