Yes I have. Probably the greatest artifacts they took in the fall of Constantinople were the bronze horses.
Does the Orthodox Church claim to own all property previously owned by Byzantium? That’s quite a radical claim…
No it isn’t because it never stops. If the descendants of the Venetians that sacked Constantinople owe you reparations, how much in reparations do the children of Imperial Byzantium owe the residents of the Mediterranean world? Particularly Egypt?
It’s one of the main reasons that sent me “Rome-ward”.