Byzantine architecture


Byzantine architecture
noun
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

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Byzantine architecture noun
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Byzantine architecture,
a style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire in the 400's and the centuries following. It is characterized by complex vaulting with domes and other rounded forms, spatial richness, and lavish decoration, often of mosaics and mural paintings.

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