Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom

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Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul's most important landmarks. For almost 1000years, Hagia Sophia, or 'the Church of Divine Wisdom' was considered as one of the greatest church in the world. The church was designed to show the world the strength and the wealth of the Byzantine Emperors, and the finest of materials were used in its construction. The last Christian service to be held in Hagia Sophia was on 28 May 1453, before the Turks took over Istanbul. The Turks immediately converted it to an imperial mosque.



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