Mosaics- motifs or images created by an arrangement of colored glass or stone
Saints- people considered holy by followers of the Christian faith
Legal- of or relating to the law
Restore- to bring back to an original state
The Hippodrome was an oval arena in Constantinople.
A horse sculpture from the Hippodrome.
Sculptures of horses greeted people who enjoyed chariot races at the Hippodrome.
Rome influenced the political and social life of the Byzantine Empire.
Over time, the Roman influence on the Byzantine Empire faded and Greek influence in the area increased.
The Hagia Sophia, or "Holy Wisdom", is a cathedral that towers more than 180 feet above the ground.
The Hagia Sophia cathedral
The Hagia Sophia cathedral was the largest cathedral in the world for more than 1,000 years.