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Art in Byzantium

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Sculpture, pottery and metalwork in Byzantium

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The apostle Andrew
Part of mosaic composition depicting Apostle Andrew from the old metropolitan church of Agioi Theodoroi, 12th century, Serres, Archaeological Museum.

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The apostle Andrew
Church of Agioi Theodoroi,
12th century

Byzantine art in Macedonia displays an unbroken continuity from the 4th century to 1430, the year Thessalonike fell to the Turks. The most eloquent examples of this continuity are the enduring monuments of Thessalonike, centre of Macedonia and the most important city of the Empire after Constantinople, mainly from the 7th century onwards.

The variety and quality of the monuments and portable works found in Macedonia offer important testimonies of the development of Byzantine art in all its manifestations. The technology of the age can also be appreciated through the "industrial" and agricultural production installations preserved there.

See Also
History - The dark ages (565-867)
Travelling - Byzantine Macedonia
In Focus - Every day life in Byzantium

Macedonian Heritage
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