Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

by Bernardo Ricci Armani February 24, 2015 5 comments
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Istanbul (Turkey). An interior view of the wonderful Hagia Sophia museum. Built as an Orthodox Basilica in 537, converted into a mosque in 1453 with the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks, and finally secularised in 1931, Hagia Sophia (or Ayasofya, in Turkish) is one of the symbols of Istanbul and of the entire Turkey.

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Betty March 1, 2015 - 12:50 am

Bellissima

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theosonelm.net April 6, 2017 - 8:04 am

Hagia Sophia was not exempted from the pillage and looting and specifically became its focal point as the invaders believed it to contain the greatest treasures and valuables of the city.

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cityofrochester.info June 24, 2017 - 1:46 am

Hagia Sophia was not exempted from the pillage and looting and specifically became its focal point as the invaders believed it to contain the greatest treasures and valuables of the city.

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