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Murder of the Imperial Family - July 17 Service at the Feodorovski Sobor

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Zooms of Hagia Sophia and other Monuments

Here's a great page of ZOOM views of Byzantine monuments in Constantinople - Tsargrad - and elsewhere.

Virgin and Child in the Apse of Hagia Sophia

Here's a page dedicated to this famous mosaic in the apse sem-dome of the great cathedral church of old Byzantium.  It dates from the original redecoration of the church after iconoclasm ended.