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Hagia Sophia

Photograph of the Hagia Sophia


This an image of the Hagia Sophia, the cathedral of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. It was built in the early 6th century by the Emperor Justinian and stands today, almost 1,500 years later, despite earthquakes, wars, and revolutions. The Hagia Sophia began its life as a Christian church, became a Muslim mosque and is now a museum.

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"Hagia Sophia," in World History Commons, [accessed August 8, 2022]