Column of Hagia Sophia

Illustration

Rome and Byzantium
by Hagia Sophia Research Team
published on 24 January 2018

A column of Hagia Sophia, 6th century CE, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey.
In Hagia Sophia, there are 140 monolithic columns which were brought from different places of the world. For instance; the 8 porphyry columns whose color of purple symbolize nobility of the Byzantine Empire, are from Egypt and stand under semi-domes.

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