Episode 29 – The Nightmare Decade

Church of San Vitale Mosaic panel - Justinian

Church of San Vitale Mosaic panel – Justinian

Church of San Vitale Mosaic panel - Theodora

Church of San Vitale Mosaic panel – Theodora

With the sack of Antioch, the Italian conquest falling apart and the Plague, the years 540-45 were like a nightmare for Justinian. The next five years would continue to bring bad news as war continues on every front and members of the Imperial family begin to pass away.

Period: 545-550

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Church of San Vitale Apse (you can see the Imperial couple either side of the windows)

Church of San Vitale Apse (you can see the Imperial couple either side of the windows)

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