The Islamic features such as the mihrab, the minbar, and the four minarets outside.
The Hagia Sophia is not romanesque architecture. It is byzantium.
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
They studied Greek and Roman scientific writings and translated them into Arabic.
The Hagia Sophia was built in Constantinople as its cathedral church.
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.
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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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. ❤️
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The materials were Ashlar (dressed stone) and brick
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.
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.
No they did not the haigia Sophia is still used today
Before becoming a museum, the Hagia Sophia was a house of worship. It was first a Christian church and then became a Muslim mosque.
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.