Author: HagiaSophia

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The Emperor Door

Emperor Door is the biggest door of the Hagia Sophia which allows the passage to the main space from the inner side of narthex and dated back to the 6th century. The Emperor door...

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Hagia Sophia Plan

In terms of the architectural sense Hagia Sophia plan combines the basilica plan with a centralized plan which is domed basilica type building. It is considered an important work in the history of architecture...

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Hagia Sophia Facts

The world’s eighth wonder of Hagia Sophia which has a history of 1500 years is one of the most important structures of Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia facts spread ear to ear over the centuries...

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Hagia Sophia Architecture

A 40 ribbed dome covers the Hagia Sophia architecture which is famous with its mosaics with 55.60 m height and 30.80 – 31.88 m diameter. 107 columns which 40 of them are located in...

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Hagia Sophia Mosaics

Tons of gold are used in the construction of Hagia Sophia mosaics however besides the gold, stone pieces such as silver, tinted glass, terracotta and colored marble also have been used. In the year...

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Tiles in the Sultan Tombs

The interior side of Sultan II. Selim is decorated with the most beautiful tiles of the 16th century. On the top of the lower window there is Baqarah Surah and Ayetu’l Kursi is written...

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Tiles in the Library of Sultan Mahmud I

Tiles used in I. Sultan Mahmud Library are the most beautiful samples of Iznik, Kutahya and Tekfur Workshops which have been manufactured between 16th and 18th century. There are tile panels with flower, rose,...

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Tiles around the Altar

Ayatul Kursi which is the 255th verse of Baqara Surah is written with clear thuluth calligraphy on cobalt blue tile strap that covers the wall longitudinally on the back of the altar. Ketebehu El...

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Great Calligraphic Panes

Great round calligraphic panes which are hanging on the walls of the main space are written by kadi-ul asker Mustafa Izzet Effendi who is one of them most famous calligraphers of that period during...