Hagia Sophia

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Noun1.Hagia Sophia - a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Constantinople, Istanbul, Stamboul, Stambul - the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
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Pro-Palestine protesters chant slogans against US and Israel as they wave Turkish and Palestinian flags, during a demonstration in front of Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul, yesterday.
I write this specifically after having visited the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul just two weeks ago.
Centrally located in Sultanahmet, Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel is very centrally located: Blue Mosque is 250 m away.
aWe condemn the Quran reading and holding of prayers in Hagia Sophia, which was attended by the head of Turkeyas Directorate for Religious Affairs and broadcast by Turkeyas state television channel, IBNA reports.
The claim seems true considering the fact that the Mosque of Mohammad Ali shares similarities to Byzantine architecture like the Blue Mosque of Istanbul, whose architecture is influenced by western architecture and is extremely similar to the famous Byzantine church, the Hagia Sophia.
We condemn the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece about the recital of the Quran and the call for prayer in Hagia Sophia.
Despite the numerous attempts through the decades to top the Hagia Sophia in size and beauty, no architect was able to accomplish such a feat.
Expanding his gaze chronologically and geographically, Mathews makes splendid use of the wall paintings in the Red Monastery at Deir Anba Bishai in Egypt, conserved since 2002, although his account of Ezekiel's vision introduces some later confusion into his discussion of the hexapteryga --the sloe-eyed, six-winged celestial creatures who support God in the pendentives of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, whom he describes as cherubim (Fig.
Our highlight for day two was the Sultan Ahmet Square, which housed the Sultan Ahmet or the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia Museum, and the Topkapi Palace.
To date, the model has bungee-jumped over a lake in the jungles of Thailand; skated on Trump Rink in Central Park, then made a wish on the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, New York; visited Hagia Sophia in Turkey; and trekked the hills of Lisbon, among other adventures.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- As part of an activity, which was organized, Anatolian Youth Foundation AGD (As Turkish Anadolu Genclik Derney-i) thousands of people gathered in front of Hagia Sophia and performed dawn prayer.
The Hagia Sophia Museum of Istanbul, Turkey, in snowy weather.