The Byzantine movement began in Constantinople the new Rome located in the greek city Byzantium . During the Bezantine era christianity spread quickly. Christianity  became established as the official state  religion in 391 C.E. a ban again pagan worship was set in place . The Justinian empire marks the beginning of this era. Justinian is responsible for the construction and reconstruction of over 30 churches in Constantinopole . Monument constructed by Justinian such Hagia Sophia defined Byzantine architecture forever.

Hagia Sophia floor plan

Santa Contanza's tomb


Floor plan of Santa Constanza's Tomb

Byzantine furniture

Byzantine chair

modern desk Byzantine