• The Virgin Mary between Emperor  Justinian to the left presenting a model of the Hagia Sophia and Emperor Constantine presenting a model of Constantinople.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 12th Century Byzantine mosaic of  The Madonna & Child,  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 12th Century Byzantine mosaic of  Empress Irene  (Eirene) making an offering as symbolised by the scroll. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Mosaic of an Angel, Hagia, Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Virgin Mary shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 11th Century Byzantine mosaic of Christ Pantocrator with (left) Emperor Constantine IX Monmachus making an offering of money and (right) Empress Zoe. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 11th Century Byzantine mosaic of  Emperor Constantine IX Monmachus making an offering of money . Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Mosaic of an Angel, Hagia, Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which the Virgin Mary & John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Virgin Mary between Emperor  Justinian to the left presenting a model of the Hagia Sophia and Emperor Constantine presenting a model of Constantinople.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Virgin Mary shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 19th century minbar (mimbar or mimber)  pulpit  where the imam  stood to deliver sermons or in the Hussainia where the speaker sits and lectures the congregation. Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ornate Byzantine column capital in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ornate Byzantine column capital in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) at sunset, built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 19th century Mihrap (Mihrab), the niche in a mosque that indicated the direction of Mecca, Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ornate Byzantine column capital in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 19th century minbar (mimbar or mimber)  pulpit  where the imam  stood to deliver sermons or in the Hussainia where the speaker sits and lectures the congregation. Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) at sunset, built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey

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