Hagia Sophia Panorama

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Mark Cartwright
published on 09 April 2013
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The former cathedral and mosque Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (formerly Constantinople). Although some historians disagree (claiming Constantine laid the foundation), Constantius II is credited with building the first of three Hagia Sophias, the Church of Holy Wisdom, in 360 CE. The church would be destroyed by fire in 404 CE, rebuilt by Theodosius II, destroyed and rebuilt again under Justinian in 532 CE.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, April 09). Hagia Sophia Panorama. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1139/hagia-sophia-panorama/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Hagia Sophia Panorama." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 09, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1139/hagia-sophia-panorama/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Hagia Sophia Panorama." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Apr 2013. Web. 23 Jul 2024.