Archive for September 1st, 2009

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia is an ancient house of worship now converted into a museum located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is famous for its massive dome and is considered as a premier example of ancient Byzantine architecture. It was considered as the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years up until the 1520’s when the Seville Cathedral was completed. Building HistoryThe Hagia Sophia was considered to be the epitome of Byzantine architecture. It was constructed as a church somewhere between…