Hagia Sophia

Lucas L

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Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul Turkey. It used to be a Mosque until 1935 when it was made into a museum. The Hagia Sophia right now is the 3rd building as the first two were destroyed.
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Location

The Hagia Sophia is located near the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul Turkey . It is also just a couple blocks from the University of Istanbul.
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History

The first Hagia Sophia was built in 337. After 64 years it was burnt down in a riot. Not much later came the 2nd church in 417. Then again it was burnt down in riots in 531. In 537 the third one was built which is the one right now. It took 6 years to build. Many East Roman emperors where there crown and it was an Orthodox church. It stayed the way for almost one thousand years until it become a mosque in 1453. It become a mosque because of the Turkish rule. Due to the conversion there are many pictures from the two religions all over the walls. In 1935 the Turkish government made it a museum.
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Sacred

The Hagia Sophia is scared to people of the Islamic faith and the Christian faith. It was a Byzantine church for almost 1000 years and a mosque for almost 500 years. Many events involving both religions happened there making it very scared.
It's a church. It's a mosque. It's Hagia Sophia. - Kelly Wall

Description

The Hagia Sophia is a very old building but is still huge . With a 50 meter high dome which represents the heavens. Inside the church there are many pictures from Christianity and Islam. One of the more famous images is of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. The museum is very aged and fragile as the last major renovation was in the 1800s.
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Fun Facts

  • Its 1400 years old
  • Sophia is greek for wisdom
  • Its full name means "Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God"
  • On a fault line
  • Home of the Orthodox church for 1000 years
  • There are stone Cannonballs out side the entrance of the church
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