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History of Hagia Sophia

History of Hagia Sophia

In Hagia Sophia, there are 140 monolithic columns which were brought from different places of the world. For instance; the 8 porphyry columns whose color of purple symbolize nobility of the Byzantine Empire, are from Egypt and stand under semi domes. There are also 8 green columns from Artemis Temple in Ephesus. The capitals of …

In Hagia Sophia, there are 140 monolithic columns which were brought from different places of the world. For instance; the 8 porphyry columns whose color of purple symbolize nobility of the Byzantine Empire, are from Egypt and stand under semi domes. There are also 8 green columns from Artemis Temple in Ephesus. The capitals of …

Situated in the apse of Hagia Sophia, the altar which indicates the qibla was used by imams who lead the prayers. This semicircular niche is ornamented with tiles and verses from Quran. Both sides of it are with two giant bronze candlesticks, brought from a cathedral in Buda druing the Hungarian Campaign of Suleyman the …

Situated in the apse of Hagia Sophia, the altar which indicates the qibla was used by imams who lead the prayers. This semicircular niche is ornamented with tiles and verses from Quran. Both sides of it are with two giant bronze candlesticks, brought from a cathedral in Buda druing the Hungarian Campaign of Suleyman the …

Although it is now located within the walls of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Eirene was connected to Hagia Sophia by porticos in Byzantium. They were both kno...

Although it is now located within the walls of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Eirene was connected to Hagia Sophia by porticos in Byzantium. They were both kno...

Although it is now located within the walls of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Eirene was connected to Hagia Sophia by porticos in Byzantium. They were both kno...

Although it is now located within the walls of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Eirene was connected to Hagia Sophia by porticos in Byzantium. They were both kno...

History of Hagia Sophia

History of Hagia Sophia

Around the Pantocrator mosaic from the 9th century which was on the central dome ‘’the Seraphim’’ are depicted in red. Also known as cherubim or cherub, in Hebrew, Seraphim means ‘’the burning ones’’ because of their closeness to the throne of God. They were the guard of the main image- Christ on the dome. Although …

Around the Pantocrator mosaic from the 9th century which was on the central dome ‘’the Seraphim’’ are depicted in red. Also known as cherubim or cherub, in Hebrew, Seraphim means ‘’the burning ones’’ because of their closeness to the throne of God. They were the guard of the main image- Christ on the dome. Although …

ocated on the Emperor Door, the mosaic of Leo VI dates to the 9th century. This interesting mosaic has a humorous story. Emperor Leo VI married to a pious woman who preferred to sleep in a mat to be able to rise for pray frequently. Not having had a heir, the Emperor married to Zoe …

ocated on the Emperor Door, the mosaic of Leo VI dates to the 9th century. This interesting mosaic has a humorous story. Emperor Leo VI married to a pious woman who preferred to sleep in a mat to be able to rise for pray frequently. Not having had a heir, the Emperor married to Zoe …

Although it is now located within the walls of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Eirene was connected to Hagia Sophia by porticos in Byzantium. They were both kno...

Although it is now located within the walls of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Eirene was connected to Hagia Sophia by porticos in Byzantium. They were both kno...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum  (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum  (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum  (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum  (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Around the Pantocrator mosaic from the 9th century which was on the central dome ‘’the Seraphim’’ are depicted in red. Also known as cherubim or cherub, in Hebrew, Seraphim means ‘’the burning ones’’ because of their closeness to the throne of God. They were the guard of the main image- Christ on the dome. Although …

Around the Pantocrator mosaic from the 9th century which was on the central dome ‘’the Seraphim’’ are depicted in red. Also known as cherubim or cherub, in Hebrew, Seraphim means ‘’the burning ones’’ because of their closeness to the throne of God. They were the guard of the main image- Christ on the dome. Although …

In Hagia Sophia, there are 140 monolithic columns which were brought from different places of the world. For instance; the 8 porphyry columns whose color of purple symbolize nobility of the Byzantine Empire, are from Egypt and stand under semi domes. There are also 8 green columns from Artemis Temple in Ephesus. The capitals of …

In Hagia Sophia, there are 140 monolithic columns which were brought from different places of the world. For instance; the 8 porphyry columns whose color of purple symbolize nobility of the Byzantine Empire, are from Egypt and stand under semi domes. There are also 8 green columns from Artemis Temple in Ephesus. The capitals of …

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum  (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...

Located in Çarşamba/Fatih district in Istanbul, Fethiye Museum (Pammakristos Church) is one of the most beautiful examples of the brick structures ...