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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Byzantine Heritage => Topic started by: Lucien on September 03, 2007, 11:16:11 AM

Title: Hagia Sophia / Aya Sofya
Post by: Lucien on September 03, 2007, 11:16:11 AM
The Haga Sophia ("Holy Wisdom") was build under the Emperor Justinian (over the previous church  build on the site by the Emperor Constantine in 360AD) and consecrated in 537AD.Turned into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire,it is now the Aya Sofya museum.

http://www.byzantines.net/epiphany/hagiasophia.htm

http://www.pallasweb.com/deesis/hagiasophia.html

The Imperial entrance:
http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/image/37894790

http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/image/37894797

http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/image/37894801

Courtesy Dick Dosseman.

For Byzantine music:
http://www.goarch.org/access/byzantinemusic/
Title: Re: Hagia Sophia / Aya Sofya
Post by: Vecchiolarry on September 03, 2007, 09:42:30 PM
Hi Lucien,

Magnificent pictures.....  Thank you very much for the links..

I have been to Istanbul twice and found the Turkish people so very hospitable and friendly.  I hope to go back again soon.

Larry
Title: Hagia Sophia / Aya Sofya
Post by: Lucien on September 04, 2007, 02:07:56 AM
http://www.turkishclass.com/turkey_pictures_gallery_10
Title: Re: Hagia Sophia / Aya Sofya
Post by: Constantinople on December 01, 2007, 05:44:00 AM
hagia Sofia is the best known of the churches here but two more that are in more complete states to give an idea of Byzantine religious culture are
Hagia Irini
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Irene
and Chora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chora_Church

by the way I went to Tekfur Palace the other day.  It is just a shell now but there is a plan to completely restore it so that you can see a complete Byzantine Palace.
Title: Re: Hagia Sophia / Aya Sofya
Post by: Mari on January 20, 2008, 05:43:55 AM
Beautiful... one of the Churches I studied in an Architecture Class! I would love to see it in person......
Title: Re: Hagia Sophia / Aya Sofya
Post by: Ilias_of_John on December 14, 2008, 06:44:09 AM
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=rmE8zGS2N2g&feature=PlayList&p=B29FB802C5952EB5&index=3