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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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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 great Hagia Sophia was built in A.D. 532 under Justinian's rule.
It was built from Ashlar (dressed stone) and brick
Hagia Sophia was built in 532 DC and completed in 537 DC
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.
To demonstrate the glory of the empire
To demonstrate the glory of the empire To impress people To recapture the glory of Rome
Hagia Sophia was built in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Hagia Sophia was originally built during and in the Byzantine Empire. The Hagia Sophia is know located in Istanbul, Turkey.
Answer Hagia Sophia was built in Constantinople, in Europe, and is believed to have been built on the site of an ancient pagan temple. The first church on the sit…e was built in 360 CE, but was destroyed by a mob in 404 CE. A new Church was completed in 415, but this too was destroyed in 532., during the Nike revolt. The present structure was built in 537, using prophyry columns from an Egyptian temple in Heliopolis, and ivory and gold icons and ornaments from ancient temples in Ephesus, Kizikos and Baalbek. When the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453, the Church was converted into a mosque. Following Kemal Ataturk's orders, Hagia Sophia was finally converted into a museum in 1935.
537 A.D. was when the church that stands today was built
Built out of Ashlar (dressed stone) and brick
to demonstrate the glory of the empire.
Hagia Sophia was made to show freedom and religion.
The first church was dedicated February 360.