Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Museum), Istanbul
|Architect/Designer||Anthemius of Tralles|
|Isidore of Miletus|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/TUR/14 (ES3825.5)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Colonnades ; Conversion of buildings ; Mosques ; Museums ; Churches ; Arcades|
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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