21st October 2019

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What was the original purpose of the Hagia Sophia?

Hagia Sophia, Turkish Ayasofya, Latin Sancta Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom or Church of the Divine Wisdom, cathedral built at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the 6th century ce (532–537) under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. By general consensus, it is the most important

Herein, why is the Hagia Sophia so important?

The Hagia Sophia is a domed monument built as a cathedral and is now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. The Hagia Sophia, whose name means “holy wisdom,” is a domed monument originally built as a cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the sixth century A.D.

What was the significance of the Hagia Sophia to the Byzantine Empire?

Hagia Sophia, the church dedicated to the Holy Wisdom which was rebuilt by Emperor Justinian in 537 is both the most imposing monument of the Byzantine Empire and a summary of its history.

Who was the Hagia Sophia built for?

Anthemius of Tralles
Isidore of Miletus