Turkey

17 Oct 2013

Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia  is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople,  except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May […]

17 Oct 2013

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historicmosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as […]