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Turkey-03208 - Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia built as the new Cathedral of Constantinople by the Emperor Justinian in 360 AD..

 

In 1453, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror converted the Great Church into his mosque.

 

It was dedication in 360 and until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, between 1204 and 1261 it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.

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Taken on June 14, 2013