Byzantine architecture

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Noun1.Byzantine architecture - the style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire developed after the 5th century; massive domes with square bases and round arches and spires and much use of mosaics
architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture - architecture as a kind of art form
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I could not go into ecstasies over its coarse mosaics, its unlovely Byzantine architecture, or its five hundred curious interior columns from as many distant quarries.
He did not lose his dignity; he said some civil words to Father Brown about the revival of Byzantine architecture in the Westminster Cathedral, and then, quite naturally, strolled out himself into the upper end of the passage.
Venice, dating back to the 5th century AD, is unique, and its basilica doesn't look like most churches in Italy because of its Byzantine architecture, blended with some Islamic design elements.
Its well-preserved walls and buildings are of great significance to the studies Byzantine architecture. It's situated at the foot of Mount Sinai, also known as Jebel Musa or Mount Horeb, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments.
The mosque, indeed, is magnificent, blending the best of Islamic and Byzantine architecture. Grand Bazaar
The claim seems true considering the fact that the Mosque of Mohammad Ali shares similarities to Byzantine architecture like the Blue Mosque of Istanbul, whose architecture is influenced by western architecture and is extremely similar to the famous Byzantine church, the Hagia Sophia.
As for architecture, Tulay Atak and Robert Ousterhout note how the singular Hagia Sophia is itself at the centre of much of the discourse regarding Byzantine architecture and yet many of the researchers they cite focus on the physical fabric of the building, ignoring how its function as a stage for liturgical and imperial ritual affected its architecture, decoration and interior planning.
The edifice, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, features an immense dome supported by huge pillars, its walls sheathed with marble and decorated with mosaics.
Full of Roman and Byzantine architecture, old Damascus was a hub for the craft industry, ( according to Unesco .
These churches form a significant part of the monumental heritage of Greece and an important chapter in the history of Byzantine architecture.
Istanbul's historic peninsula, whose skyline is dotted with Ottoman and Byzantine architecture and which encompasses both the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, was shaken on 12 January by a heinous terrorist attack.
The hypothesis is that the Swedish warriors of the time got inspired from the Byzantine architecture and took some ideas back to their homeland.