From Hagia Sophia
Most symbols of Christianity were removed or covered over when the building was used as a mosque.
Detail of 14th century mosaic of Jesus Christ.
Entry to Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Colourful fountains in front of the Hagia Sophia
Entry to the Hagia Sophia
A few Christian symbols survived, and others are being restored as the Hagia Sophia is now a museum.
Tile detail at Hagia Sophia. An early Islamic addition.
Image of Mary and Jesus in one of the side domes of main basilica
Restored angel on arch of dome, Hagia Sophia