Many thanks to the participants! The entries may have been few but they were all of excellent quality and were all interesting in the way they highlighted different aspects of Byzantine history.
Member digger1221 reminds us of the importance of Byzantine scholars in the intellectual histoy of Europe, often overshadowed by the equally fascinating activites in Iberia. It was a beautifully clean build of a sort which I myself appreciate very much. The bust and the cross were both nice and clever little details.
Member Dubbadgrim brought attention to the long and complicated relationship of Byzantium with the Arabs in his build. The base was beautifully done and again I am a big fan of the clean build of the tower. The camel with the rugs was a nice touch.
The winner, however, in this worthy group is Mark of Falworth for his rendition of the Battle of Nineveh. I like the fact that we got a glimpse of an actual historical battle and its main players here and the build was excellently executed, with an inspiring and dynamic posing of figs which makes me long for the old Battle Contest that Josh used to host. The choice of figs and accessories was also well done, highlighting the Roman continuity of the Byzantine Empire.
Again, many thanks to the participants! And Mark of Falworth, please send me a PM with your address so that I can get you your prize!