P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.
St. Catherines Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt-The oldest continually operated library in the world, St. Catherines Monastery has been around since it was first built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, sometime around 564 AD. It currently holds over 3,000 religious and educational manuscripts and approximately 8,000 printed books, including first editions of Homer and Plato.
Justinian I was a Byzantine emperor from 527-565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's power by reconquering the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire. 1 of the most important figures of late antiquity & possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the early Middle Ages. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time & domain.
The Empress Theodora (500 – 28 June 548) wife of Justinian I, San Vitale, Ravenna. Theodora wasn't born in purple but Justinian married the woman he loved, she got to be Empress after a life as a prostitute but her low past made her a fighter for women's rights and a good ruler.
The Apse Mosaic of the Transfiguration, ca. 540 AD. in Church of the Virgin, Monastery of St Catherine, Mount Sinai. This is one of oldest working Christian monasteries. Egeria provides oldest account of monastic life here during her pilgrimage (in Latin, 381-384 AD). The monastery was ordered built by Emperor Justinian I (527-65 AD). The library has 2nd largest collection of early codices & manuscripts & best collection of early icons in the world (5th c and later) [4th of four pins]
Byzantine-era church building in Nicaea (now Iznik) known as Hagia Sophia, in Turkey, built by Justinian I in the middle of the city in the 6th century. It was modelled after the larger Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, and it was in this building that the Second Council of Nicaea met in 787 to end the first period of Byzantine Iconoclasm.
Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene ( , "Holy Peace", Aya rini), the first Christian Roman Basilica built in Constantinople by Emperor Constantine. Rebuilt by Emperor Justinian I had the church restored in 548 and dedicated to his wife Now just inside the walls of the Topkapi Palace with the 19th century historic Ottoman houses of Soukçeme Soka in the foreground , Istanbul Turkey
10 Greatest James Bond Movie Locations You Can Visit Today - Photos
Basilica Cistern - Istanbul, TurkeyJames Bond's second film may seem like a relic of the Cold War Era, but its locations are some of the series' finest. When Bond and Istanbul station head, Ali Kerim Bey, have to make a secret getaway, the two go subterranean, paddle-boating through the Basilica Cistern (i.e. 336 marble columns commissioned by Byzantine emperor Justinian I). Today, visitors are only allowed to tour its perimeter, not float through it (the water level isn't high enough…