Hagia Sofia

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a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul

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The Hagia Sofia Mosque, which was originally built between 1238 and 1263 as a medieval church, was renamed the (http://www.
Stepping outside of the Hagia Sofia gives us the perfect Instagram picture of the famed Blue Mosque.
The location of suicide bombing is just a block west from Hagia Sofia, as reported by Andy Carvin:
Both Hagia Sofia and the Monastery of Studios were turned into museums after the founding of modern Turkey by Mustafa Kamal Ataturk in 1923.
The works on show will range from Arabic typography and calligraphy to fashion inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and from social design and video installation to delicate and precise miniature drawings, This year's shortlist is Faig Ahmed, Nada Debs, Mounir Fatmi, Rahul Jain, Dice Kayek, Waqas Khan, Laurent Mareschal, Nasser Al Salem, Florie Salnot and Pascal Zoghbi.
The building, a former Turkish prison, is not only an astounding neoclassical structure, but it is also conveniently located between the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque, two of Istanbul's greatest treasures.
Completing the top three attractions is the Hagia Sofia palace, which is inspired by Christian and Islamic architecture and is a symbol of the role both religions have played.
From the magnificent Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sofia basilica, to the teeming streets of a 20 million population city that exudes exotic promise on every corner, the fusion of Byzantine, Ottoman and now modern European cultures provides plenty for the intrepid tourist.
The chapter 'Reconstructing Use' offers context for the Jaharis Lectionary but most significantly concludes that it was made for use at the seat of the Orthodox Church in Hagia Sofia, or one of the closely affiliated churches.
Chris Spirou, who established an NGO named "International Hagia Sofia Coalition", got the support of many Greek Orthodox people living in the United States with a promise to "conduct a religious service" in Hagia Sofia.
In Hagia Sofia at Constantinople, in 612 "the ordered worship of God was a means by which holiness could enfold everyone under the protection of the great helmet of the dome above, the singing of the Liturgy imitated the music of heaven with angels at the same choir alongside worshippers .
This was followed by the similarly unexpected suggestion that the new cathedral should be reminiscent of Hagia Sofia.
In a hectic tour, we took in the splendours of the Blue Mosque, the magnificence of Hagia Sofia, the bustling Grand Bazaar, the Basilica Cistern (a location for the 007 film From Russia With Love) and even a belly-dancing evening.