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Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia was established as a Greek cathedral in Constantinople in 562 AD. It was used for multiple religious purposes until 1931, when it was repurposed into a museum.

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What feature that is unique to the Hagia Sophia?

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The Islamic features such as the mihrab, the minbar, and the four minarets outside.

Is the hagia Sophia romanesque architecture?

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The Hagia Sophia is not romanesque architecture. It is byzantium.

Compare and cotrast the dome construction of the hagia Sophia and the pantheon?

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Both are octagon shape and built from inside out. The Hagia Sofia structure was comprised with mosaics of people whereas the Dome of the Rock had geometric designs and calligraphy due to their religious beliefs. Additionally, it was constructed where all individuals would be facing an easterly direction during prayer as this again was their belief

How did life in Cordova show a mix of cultures?

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They studied Greek and Roman scientific writings and translated them into Arabic.

What was Justinians two goals in rebuilding the Hagia Sophia?

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The Hagia Sophia was built in Constantinople as its cathedral church.

Why did governments so often build magnificent buildings like Hagia Sophia?

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The reason for governments building such structures like the Hagia Sophia, is because they are usually trying to send a message to the its own people and people around the world. For example, Justinian built the Hagia Sophia as a sign of the close connection between church and state in his empire.

Who was the hagia Sophia built for?

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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.

How do you pronounce Hagia Sophia in English?

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Hey Yaa So Fee Ya

Who turned the hagia Sophia into a museum?

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cuz they needed a place to spank they monkey

How does the Hagia Sophia show mix of cultures?

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At first when it was built it displayed the style of the Western Roman Empire, and the blocks were from Egypt and Italy but then by the 9th century the church showed the Greek influences of the eastern Roman Empire. That’s cultural diffusion. ❀️

How much did the Hagia Sophia cost to build?

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4 million dollas

What was the hagia Sophia built out of?

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The materials were Ashlar (dressed stone) and brick

How long did it take to build the hagia Sophia?

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The Hagia Sophia has been built, rebuilt, repaired, and renovated. The current structure by that name was built very quickly for a structure of that time and size- 5 years, 10 months, and 4 days. Later work was done to repair earthquake damage, and modifications to become a mosque.

How tall is the hagia Sophia?

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184

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Why was the church of hagia Sophia so important?

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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.

Did invading visigoths in 593 AD destroy hagia Sophia?

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No they did not the haigia Sophia is still used today

When hagia Sophia built?

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Before becoming a museum, the Hagia Sophia was a house of worship. It was first a Christian church and then became a Muslim mosque.

What does the name Hagia Sophia mean?

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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.