The Varangian Guard was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors. Mystery of History Volume Lesson 48
Byzantine mosaic of women from the court of Justinian and Theodora, Church of San Vitale, Ravenna. Dating to the reign of Justinian century CE). Gustav Klimt visited Ravenna in where he had the opportunity to see these lavish Byzantine mosaics
Brocade "Chasuble of Pope Boniface VIII". Replica of a brocade used for dalmatica in the imperial coronation of Frederick II in Aachen. One of his two imperial mantles also called "Chasuble of Pope Boniface VIII".Now available at http://www.sartor.cz/1921-brocade-chasuble-of-pope-boniface-viii.html.
Textile Fragment (Byzantine Silk) ~ Samite ~ Early medieval culture of the Adygo-Alanian tribes ~ century ~ Khasaut Burial Mound (?), North-western Caucasus, Karachayevo-Cherkessk Republic, environs of the City of Kislovodsk ~ Hermitage Museum