15th Century Constantinople D.17.11.25

24 Nov

The Turks conquered Constantinople in the 15th century and it became Istanbul, then the church became a mosque.
In a mosque no representation of the human body is allowed so that there are no graven images within the mosque.
In churches like the Hagia Sophia the mosaics were covered up or torn out, most of the ones that survive now date from the later years of Byzantium. They’re not the ones that Justinian had put in when he first built the church.
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