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When we looked at the art from the Byzantine era, we discussed how the purpose of their art seemed to change from recreating life to telling a story or relaying a message, and then how that idea was taken to the next level in Medieval times with their illuminated manuscripts. I feel like the turning churches into ‘bibles for the illiterate’ is the next step in this process. Entire stories were depicted with images, like with the ‘The Bayeux Tapestry’. I think it’s interesting that written word started with pictures which progressed to pictographs then to hieroglyphs etc. and now in Medieval times it’s reverting back to pictures in a sense.