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Aya Sofia Mosque

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    Aya Sofia Mosque

    Major imperial mosque of Ottoman Istanbul. Originally the Church of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) erected by Byzantine emperior Justinian in 537 , converted into a mosque by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1453 , extensively restored by the Ottomans. Became a museum under the Turkish Republic in 1935 .

    See also Istanbul

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