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Alexander Panel in Hagia Sophia

Here's a page I wrote that is dedicated to the very hard to find mosaic in the upper gallery of Hagia Sophia of the Byzantine Emperor Alexander - Alexandros

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.

I Visit the Soviets by E. M. Delafield
Memories of Aleksei Volkov
Lost Splendor by Felix Yussupov