Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Museum), Istanbul: detail of a mosaic of the Empress Zoe
|Architect/Designer||Anthemius of Tralles|
|Isidore of Miletus|
|Artist/Photographer||Cox, Bernard Hugh (1907?-1986)|
|Library Reference||TR 89|
|Credit||Bernard Cox / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Mosaics ; Mosques ; Churches ; Museums ; Conversion of buildings|
NOTES: The Church of the Holy Wisdom, known as Hagia Sophia in Greek, Sancta Sophia in Latin, and Ayasofya or Aya Sofya in Turkish, was a Byzantine church until 1453 when Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror made it his imperial mosque. In 1934 the mosque was secularized and turned into the Ayasofya Museum.
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