is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Aya Sofya
Orhan Mosque, formerly a museum, is temporarily on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage list.
Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is thought to be one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world; Pointy slippers are bazaar buy; Aya Sofya
mosque is now a museum; The Grand Bazaar boasts more than 4000 shops; Soak up the atmosphere of a Turkish bath
A film of Aya Sofya
4832 provides fifth-century texts of over 60 philosophical and scientific essays, primarily by al-Kindi.
The organization made statements such as "Chains to be broken, Aya Sofya to be opened" and "Come with your prayer rug.
You demonstrated an important stance by coming here from the different parts of Turkey to break the chains of Aya Sofya," Turhan said.
and who called for religious service to be conducted in Aya Sofya
, Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said that Aya Sofya
would not host any religious service.
During Erdoy-an's speech, someone from the crowd shouted, "Let the Aya Sofya
open [as a mosque]," to which Erdoy-an responded by saying that the Blue Mosque must be filled first.
TURKEY'S CHIEF CLERIC POSITIVE OVER OPENING AYA SOFYA
TO RELIGIOUS SERVICE
But outside on the lawn between Aya Sofya
and the Blue Mosque the thousands upon thousands of locals who flock to Sultanahmet to break their fast were spreading blankets on the grass and arranging the contents of their picnic baskets.
and will feature "Sophie's Place" (1986), one of Jordan's few full-length films, in which he merges hand-painted images with shots of ystanbul's Aya Sofya
museum, and eight of his short films.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Aya Sofya
Museum will be renovated to become more accessible to the disabled as part of a project undertaken by the Turkish Spinal Cord Injury Association (TOFD).
People visiting the famous Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque can also visit the KE-E*E-k Aya Sofya
Mosque (Little Hagia Sophia), which is just a short walk downhill from the Blue Mosque.
James writes that visitors to the Aya Sofya
Museum, looking at the remnants of amazingly exquisite Byzantine murals, may erroneously jump to the conclusion that the icons and decorations were damaged by the conquering Ottomans, when the greatest church in all Christendom was turned into a mosque.