Walking Thru Byzantium: Great Palace Region
No need for a lengthy review - this book is a must for anyone interested in Byzantium. It's filled with 3-D computer reconstructions in full colour of the Great Palace in Constantinople as it would have looked in 1200 AD. The various palace halls, the vast hippodrome, mighty Saint Sophia - it's got the lot. And of course it includes the famous 6th ct. mosaic floor in its original setting. Fabulous. So now when you visit Istanbul you can walk around what used to be the Great Palace region, book in hand, and compare the ruins as they are today with how they were in their glory. Superb.
To whet your appetite still more, visit the www.byzantium1200.com website.
Price: 25 euros