Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Illustration

Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Magnus Manske
published on 13 September 2014

Hagia Sophia was built as a church by Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles who were chosen as architects by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Hagia Sophia (meaning "holy wisdom") was completed in 537 BCE and was transformed into a mosque in 1453 CE when the Ottomans conquered the city. It has been museum since 1935 CE.

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