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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Museum in the city of Istanbul, Turkey, arguably is one of the most important historical relics that illustrate the development of the country’s civilization. Before it became a museum by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey’s state leaders in 1935, the Hagia Sophia building or Aya Sofya, it was first built in 360 AD by the Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine.


Then Hagia Sophia became the largest church or basilica in the Eastern Roman Empire for more than 1,000 years and after 3 times rebuilt in the riots and rebellion. Hagia Sophia Basilica and then converted into the Aya Sofya mosque in 1453 AD by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire conquered the city of Constantinople, ending the Eastern Roman imperial power in Turkey.