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Hagia Sophia Interior Pictures

Hagia Sophia Interior Picture

Hagia Sophia Interior. Four arches swing across the piers, linked by four pendentives. The apices of the arches and the pendentives support the circular base of the huge central dome.

Hagia Sophia Interior Picture

Hagia Sophia interior. View towards the north colonnade and gallery.

Christ Mosaic - Hagia Sophia Interior Picture

Detail of a mosaic icon of Christ from Hagia Sophia

Justinian - Hagia Sophia Interior Picture

Hagia Sophia. Detail of the mosaic in the lunette over the south doorway showing Justinian who presents a model of the church of Hagia Sophia to the Virgin and Child.

Hagia Sophia Exterior Pictures

Hagia Sophia Exterior Picture

Hagia Sophia — The church of Hagia Sophia had been identified with the Ecumenical Patriarchate for more than one thousand years. When speaking of the Great Church of Christ, historians refer to both Hagia Sophia and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The magnificent monument, a landmark of human creation, has also been identified with one of the greatest epochs in the history of the human race.

Hagia Sophia Panaromic Picture

Panoramic view of Hagia Sophia and its surroundings, including the Hippodrome.

Hagia Sophia Exterior View

Hagia Sophia — View from the East. The most remarkable feature of the church, which belongs to the transitional type of domed basilica, is the huge dome supported by four massive piers.

Hagia Sophia Lithograph

Hagia Sophia lithograph from the album by the Fossati brothers, Aya Sofia Constantinople, London 1852, pl. 25 (Athens Gennadeios Library).

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