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Who built the Hagia Sophia?
The Hagia Sophia was built during the reign of Justinian the Great as the largest of 25 new cathedrals built during his rule. It was built in just five years, between 532 and 537, and for centuries it was the largest building in the Western world. It shows both Roman and Eastern influences, and while the outside is plain to symbolize earthly life, the interior is ornate to symbolize the spiritual universe. During the Nika Riots, it was burned down, but rebuilt.
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Hagia Sophia was built in 532 DC and completed in 537 DC
Hagia Sophia was built in Istanbul, Turkey.
from the Greek meaning Holy Wisdom
The Hagia Sophia was originally Built by Constantine in 360 AD. It was rebuilt in 415 due to a fire in 404. It burned again and the completion of it was finished in 532 due to… the Byzantine Emperor Justinian.
The Hagia Sophia was originally built during and in the Byzantine Empire. The Hagia Sophia is know located in Istanbul, Turkey.
a church building recognized as a great architectural achievement of Justinian's reign.
To demonstrate the glory of the empire To impress people To recapture the glory of Rome
It was used as a palace and a church. Later it was used as a mosque. Currently it is a museum open to the public.
The Hagia Sophia is made up of Ashlar, brick.
In Roman Empire
To demonstrate the glory of the empire~ A.P.E.X
Της του Θεού Αγίας Σοφίας - Hagia Sophia [God's Holy Wisdom] the famous Greek Orthodox Church built by the East Roman Emperor [Byzantine Empire] Justinian… I between 532 and 537 AD was the largest Church of the Empire and represented the glory of the Empire. When Constantinople was conquered at 1453 it was turned into an Islamic Mosque until the fall of the Ottoman Empire at 1923. In 1936 it was turned into a museum and stil is.
Istanbul, Turkey, in the northern hemisphere
In Roman Empire
There were actually 3 churches. It is said that Constantius II commissioned the first church, but there is also a claim that Constantine the Great did. It was burned down in a… riot. The second church was commissioned by Theodosius II. This, too, was burned down in a riot. The third church was commissioned by Justinian I