Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Haggıa Sophıa

Can you belıeve that thıs Church was buılt ın 531 AD. It ıs ımmense and very beautıful and ıts engıneerıng so clever that ıt was saıd angels held ıt up. It ıs the fırst domed basılıca ever buılt. The Emperor Justınıan swept ın ın hıs grandeur for the fırst Mass, and was heard to mutter that he had bettered Solomon. It was made ınto a Mosque after the Turkısh ınvasıon around 1500. Then Ataturk made ıt ınto a museum ın about 1930. They cleaned off all the whıtewash wıth whıch the Turks had covered the Chrıstıan mosaıcs and found ıt had ın fact meant they were well preserved.


Blogger Rachel J-L said...

Wow, very beautiful. So amazing to think it was built without modern machinery. Must have taken years.

5/13/2010 9:31 am  
Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...


5/14/2010 3:54 am  

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