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.

March 26, 2017
Eastern Roman Emperor Maurice proclaimed his son, Theodosius, co-emperor on 26 March 590.

September 26, 2013
On this day in 1997, a series of earthquakes shook central Italy and caused part of the Basilica of Saint Francis at Assisi to collapse.

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