The Home of the Last Tsar - Romanov and Russian History

You are Invited to Explore a Russian Palace

I created the Alexander Palace website in 1997 as a resource for people who wanted to learn more about the palace, the Romanovs and Russian history. In recent years amazing progress has been made in the restoration of the palace by the museum authorities in Tsarskoe Selo. Many books have been published on the subject and hundreds of websites have been created by people all over the world. This is a fantastic ending to a long story that started with me when I was an eight-year-old kid in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Alexander Palace European Royalty and Russian discussion forum is going full blast and I encourage those interested in these subjects to go there and participate.

Bob Atchison

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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.

Learn About Ikons - Meaning and How They Are Made

Here 's an introduction to ikons with a big gallery of images to browse.

Jewels of the Romanovs
Charles Cameron - Imperial Architect
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