Istanbul: Hagia Sophia (Empress Zoe Mosaics) The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters. It was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles.
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.
Horned Kichka Headdress, scarves, belts and sacred embroidery, a complete traditional Russian folk dress, these headdresses are very ancient from woman's shamanic leadership, when an actual stag or elk horns were attached to the headdress denoting the elder (bigger horns) feminine authority over clan and tribe (until christian men came), after which is was turned into the reduction of loss of freedom (wedding and marriage religion rites)