The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia

Now a museum, it used to be one of the most famous places of worship in the world, first for Christianity, then for Islam.

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History

Keywords

Hagia Sophia, Islam, Ottoman Empire, Byzantium, Muslim, Török Köztársaság, BYZANTINE EMPIRE, World Heritage, mosque, church, cathedral, muszlim dzsámi, ortodox bazilika, Istanbul, Justinian I, Kemal Atatürk, Mehmed II, Constantinople, religion, architecture, Christianity, Pope, prayer, Turkish, Middle Ages, museum, history, Pope Benedict XVI

On-screen labels

Justinian I (483–565), “Praise the Lord who helped me create this masterpiece! Solomon, I have outdone thee!”, 29th May 1453, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Mehmet II (1432–1481), 1923: Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–1938), 1985: UNESCO, Benedict XVI (1927–)
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