The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna

Vestibule Mosaic of Constantine and Justinian

Everone when visits Hagia Sophia as a tourist today enters from the vestibule on the south side of the building.  Here was discovered a beautiful mosaic.

Discovery History Conservation - Hagia Sophia Mosaics

It really is a miracle that this mosaic survived the abuse of centuries.  Here you can learn how the Byzantine Institute of America found the mosaics, uncovered and restored them for us to see today.

Alexandra Feodorovna was the last Romanov Empress of Imperial Russia. This online book - The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feororvna was written by Countess Sophie Buxhoeveden, Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress, who served the Empress for many years and followed the Imperial family into exile.