Hagia Sophia

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Synonyms for Hagia Sophia

a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul

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Sancta Sophia was refurbished in the nineteenth century, and San Marco in Venice as well as the beautiful churches of Ravenna and Palermo that attracted visits of wonder by artists, writers and critics.
Lethaby's 1894 monograph The Church of Sancta Sophia, Constantinople.
But like Sancta Sophia, the capitol links the building space to the cosmos and to providential history in a medium--mosaic--more permanent and thus seemingly more authoritative than painting and even sculpture.
This church established in Russia a recognisable Byzantine architectural vocabulary that was used to express ecclesiastical supremacy through unparalleled splendour, following the example of Sancta Sophia.