Kariye Camii: Restoration of the Mosaics in the Exonarthex

This film documents the conservation and restoration work carried out by the Byzantine Institute at Kariye Camii in Istanbul, Turkey. It illustrates the exterior of Kariye Camii, interior of the outer narthex, and its recently uncovered mosaics. It also focuses on the fieldworkers and Thomas Whittemore cleaning and restoring both the mosaics and structure.

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