Museum of Byzantine mosaics in Istanbul
The Museum of Byzantine mosaics in Istanbul is actually a large part of the peristyle of the Imperial Palace in Constantinople, which was discovered in the 30s of the last century. The palace literally resurrected from the ashes of the burned buildings of outright market and the former stables of the Ottoman army, which were located on the site of once majestic Imperial Palace. As is often happens, the unique Byzantine mosaics of V-VI centuries were discovered quite by accident, during the construction work in the area Arasta Bazaar in 1933. In the excavations were discovered and removed from the ground about 2 thousand square meters of priceless mosaics made with the greatest art of lime, terracotta and glass 5mm cubes, which number per 1 sq.m. reached 40 thousand.