Constantinople: Monastery of Stoudios Converting to a Mosque

Nikoleta Kalmouki - 30/11/13 The Turkish government plans to turn the Monastery of Stoudios into a mosque. The monastery is one of the most important Byzantine monuments of Constantinople. The restoration of the building will end in 2014, and then it will be converted into a mosque. The monastery would be used as a museum but the ...

Illegal diggings reveal ancient church, mosaics

ISPARTA - Anatolia News Agency 5/10/2012 The ruins of a church and mosaics discovered in illegal excavations in Isparta will be prepared for visitors. The remains are believed to be from the late Roman and Byzantine period and expected to attract faith tourism. Excavations are being competed on an early basilica and mosaics that were discovered two months ...