Posted by: bluesyemre | July 19, 2020


#HagiaSophia, from church to #mosque to museum to now once more a place of prayer. Situated on a hill overlooking the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus, Hagia Sophia has gone through various transformations since it was built in 537. Here is a brief #history of the majestic structure. Hagia Sophia converted back into a mosque 👉

Subscribe and 🔔 to OFFICIAL BBC YouTube 👉 Stream original BBC programmes FIRST on BBC iPlayer 👉 Programme website: In Ottoman Istanbul the great engineer-architect Mimar Sinan had built the light-flooded Suleymaniye mosque, after the conversion of Hagia Sophia from church to mosque wasn’t good enough.

If walls could talk, Turkey’s Hagia Sophia would have an abundance of stories to tell. Once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum, this world marvel has stood the test of time and war, surviving centuries of conquest by some of history’s greatest empires. Kelly Wall takes us through the history of each layer of this great jewel of human desire. Lesson by Kelly Wall, animation by Andrew Foerster.

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