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Mosque

Kariye Mosque (Chora Church)

Kariye Mosque (Chora Church) Kariye Mosque (Originally Chora Church) ” A Legacy of Eastern Rome” known for its amazing mosaics and frescoes show scenes from both the Bible and Torah. Displaying one of the most important techniques of Byzantine religious art and has been built several times at the site. First built as part of...
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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom, a fifteen hundred years old splendid monument, is a must see in Istanbul, built to be the world’s largest place of worship by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. First a Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later an imperial mosque and now a museum. The lofty interior, stunning surviving mosaics...
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Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque

A popular tourist site, sits next to the Hagia Sophia, and continues to function as a mosque today. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has five main domes, six...
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