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THE HAGIA SOPHIA (HOLY WISDOM), CONSTANTINOPLE, (ISTANBUL), BUILT 532-537 MINARETS (TOWERS) ADDED BY THE TURKS IN THE 15 TH CENTURY.

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1 THE HAGIA SOPHIA (HOLY WISDOM), CONSTANTINOPLE, (ISTANBUL), BUILT MINARETS (TOWERS) ADDED BY THE TURKS IN THE 15 TH CENTURY.

2 HAGIA SOPHIA, LOOKING WEST

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4 ELEVATION, HAGIA SOPHIA DIMENSIONS: 240’ W x 270’ L x 180’ HIGH DOME DIAMETER = 108’

5 DOME ON PENDENTIVES – IN THEORY, PENDENTIVES BEAR WEIGHT OF DOME (NOT WALLS OF BUILDING)

6 INTERIOR OF HAGIA SOPHIA PENDENTIVE PIER AT HAGIA SOPHIA, PIERS WERE NECESSARY TO BEAR WEIGHT OF DOME

7 INTERIOR OF HAGIA SOPHIA, LOOKING SOUTHWEST DOME IS CONSTRUCTED OF? THIN BRICKS MOST REMARKABLE ASPECT? LIGHT – 40 WINDOWS IN DOME – IT “FLOATS”

8 Close up – see golden mosaic tiles


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