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Interieur van de Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

The interior of Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

State Duma deputies have supported the idea of the return of Agia Sophia in Constantinople to the Orthodox Church. This was stated by Chairman of Committee ...

Traveling - Monuments - Architecture - Interior Design -The breathtaking interior of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek ...

The Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture

Inside Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia and Things to do in Istanbul, Turkey

Interior view of the Hagia Sophia, showing Islamic elements on the top ofthe main dome, Turkey. The Hagia Sophia originally built as a Christian church by ...

Hagia Sophia. Built by Constantine as a Christian Church then converted to a mosque.

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The vaulting of the nave. (annotations)

Imperial Gate, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul ...

The face of the Hexapterygon (six-winged angel) on the northeast pendentive (upper left), discovered but covered again by Gaspare Fossati during its ...

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia during its time as a mosque. Illustration by Gaspare Fossati and Louis Haghe from 1852.

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey is not to be missed.

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Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul - Agia Sophia, I walked through these doors.

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sectional view of the Hagia Sophia - Istanbul, Turkey - showing how the pendentives and semi-domes support the central dome built 532-37 architects: ...

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

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11) Exterior view of present day Hagia Shopia. The minarets are visible.

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Given that introduction, it must be obvious how sky-high my fascination is with Hagia Sophia. Reading about it before (and even after) my trip to Turkey, ...

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

The interior of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Southwestern entrance mosaic[edit]

Constantinople was the capitol city of the Byzantine Empire. It was founded at AD Ayasofya Istanbul, Turkey (ancient Constantinople) of Bizantine

Its name also means a lot to me alone, Sophia meaning wisdom. It was the Roman Empire's first Christian Cathedral, from the date of its construction in 537 ...

Hagia Sophia Constantinople

Istanbul, once Constantinople, a cosmopolitan city that is a Turkish Delight. I came here as a birthday present to myself, a long-awaited trip I've dreamt ...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sofia church in Istanbul, Constantinople, Turkey - Stock Image

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A wonder of the world, construction of this edifice began in 537 A.D., and was originally the patriarchal basilica of the Patriarch of Constantinople, ...

But Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic, decreed that the Hagia Sophia ...

The Hagia Sophia was actually constructed in 3 phases (beginning in 360 A.D.) and the structure that you see today was completed in 537 A.D. It was ...

Interior of the Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya, in Istanbul. Mosaic of the Virgin

... Mihrab after the Ottoman Conquest, a characteristic niche in mosques, denoting the location of Mecca which was also east of Constantinople/ Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, has amazing history behind it. Hagia Sophia means "Holy Wisdom."

Hagia Sofia Istanbul Turkey

Isidore of Miletus & Anthemius of Tralles for Emperor Justinian, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 532-37, photo: Steven Zucker (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Grandeur of Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey today.

Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) ...

... were sacrificed and a number of asymmetrical buttresses were placed around the building over the centuries, hiding the real beauty of Hagia Sophia.

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Aya Sofya, 6th century, Istanbul

Interior of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, dedicated on this week in the year 537 (Vlacheslav Lopatin/Shutterstock)

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Hagia Sophia, Holy Wisdom, Orthodox church, Eastern Orthodox cathedral seat, Patriarchate Constantinople

Section of restored design, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul ...

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Hagia Sophia: “it is fortunate you are here now” | Quartermaster of the Barque

Vikings who may have served as elite guard of Byzantine emperor left runic inscriptions in the Hagia Sophia

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5 historical facts about the Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Istanbul Turkey

Türkei Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (picture-alliance/akg/Bildarchiv Steffens)

The Hagia Sophia was built in 537 as an Orthodox cathedral until Constantinople (the former name of Istanbul) was sacked by the Ottoman Empire and converted ...

Hagia Sophia or The church of Holy Wisdom was used as a church for 916 years until the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 and Mehmed II remodeled this ...

Interior of the Hagia Sophia by John Singer Sargent, 1891

When I was in Istanbul, one of the fascinating places that I visited was Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya). It's the biggest church constructed by the East Roman ...

According to statements by Turkish Philosophy professor at the University of Istanbul Ferhat Aslan, everything you know about the church ...

The Hagia Sophia of Istanbul decorating the Turkish Skyline for over a thousand years

Hagia Sophia

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Interior panorama of the Hagia Sophia

The building stayed as a church until 1453 when Constantinople aka Istanbul was conquered by the Ottoman Turks and ordered to be converted into a Mosque, ...

Interior of the Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya, in Istanbul. Mosaic of the Virgin

Tourists in Hagia Sophia. To see a larger version of this image click here.

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Known as Ayaysofya in Turkish, it is a former Byzantine church and former Ottoman mosque. It is now a museum and is universally acknowledged as one of the ...

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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

A Nod to In Istanbul Turkey. Hagia Sofia Istanbul Turkey

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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul