Byzantine gardens

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The city of Byzantium in the Byzantine Empire occupies an important place in the history of garden design between eras and cultures (c. 4th century – 10th century CE).wikipedia
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The city of Byzantium in the Byzantine Empire occupies an important place in the history of garden design between eras and cultures (c.

Byzantium

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The city of Byzantium in the Byzantine Empire occupies an important place in the history of garden design between eras and cultures (c.

Constantinople

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The city, later renamed Constantinople (present day Istanbul), was capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and survived for a thousand years after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Istanbul

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The city, later renamed Constantinople (present day Istanbul), was capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and survived for a thousand years after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Byzantine Empire

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The city of Byzantium in the Byzantine Empire occupies an important place in the history of garden design between eras and cultures (c. The city, later renamed Constantinople (present day Istanbul), was capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and survived for a thousand years after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Western Roman Empire

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The city, later renamed Constantinople (present day Istanbul), was capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and survived for a thousand years after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Fall of Constantinople

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The gardens of Byzantium were, however, mostly destroyed after the 15th-century Turkish conquest of the city.

Mosaic

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Byzantine gardens were based largely on Roman ideas emphasizing elaborate mosaic designs, a typical classical feature of formally arrayed trees and built elements such as fountains and small shrines.

Fountain

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Byzantine gardens were based largely on Roman ideas emphasizing elaborate mosaic designs, a typical classical feature of formally arrayed trees and built elements such as fountains and small shrines.

Shrine

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Byzantine gardens were based largely on Roman ideas emphasizing elaborate mosaic designs, a typical classical feature of formally arrayed trees and built elements such as fountains and small shrines.

Islamic garden

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Byzantine gardens have influenced Islamic gardens and particularly Moorish gardens (because Spain was before a Byzantine province, Hispania Baetica).

Hispania Baetica

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Byzantine gardens have influenced Islamic gardens and particularly Moorish gardens (because Spain was before a Byzantine province, Hispania Baetica).

Greco-Roman world

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The Byzantines, like their Greco-Roman predecessors, attached great importance to matters of aesthetics.

Aesthetics

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The Byzantines, like their Greco-Roman predecessors, attached great importance to matters of aesthetics.

Greek gardens

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However, ancient Greek and Roman gardens were more developed and better documented.

Roman gardens

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However, ancient Greek and Roman gardens were more developed and better documented.

Belthandros and Chrysantza

The romance also includes elements typical of the earlier, 12th-century Byzantine romances, such as the use of elaborate ekphraseis of gardens and buildings, or the occurrence of bride shows, which harkens back to earlier Byzantine practice.