July 11, 2017
New Writer Favorite Artwork Fact File
May 9, 2017
Cesare Maccari was born 9 May 1840 in Siena.
May 7, 2017
A series of earthquakes in 553 and 557 caused significant structural damage to the Hagia Sophia, and during such a tremor on 7 May 558, the dome of the basilica collapsed completely, destroying the ambon, altar, and ciborium.