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Ἁγία Σοφία ~ Hagia Sophia byzantine church turned into mosque | by oriana.italy
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Ἁγία Σοφία ~ Hagia Sophia byzantine church turned into mosque

Istanbul (former Constantinople), Turkey

 

Panoramic view from the Empress’ Loge, in the centre of the upper enclosure, overlooking the nave, from here the empress and the court-ladies could watch the proceedings down below. A round, green stone marks the spot where the throne of the empress stood.

 

The History of the Hagia Sophia church

  

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Taken on October 26, 2011