Turkey: Hagia Sophia “Mosque” in Nicaea/Iznik By Uzay Bulut Much of the international community has…
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Two of the most important Christian churches in the world, the church of St. Peter in Rome and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, are known to have some very impressive crypts and catacombs and so it is not surprising that a similar “underworld system” might exist under Hagia Sophia.
Hagia Sophia was one of several great churches originally built by Constantine, the first Christian emperor and founder of the city of Constantinople. For almost 1,000 years Hagia Sophia remained the largest Greek Orthodox Christian church in the world.
Referred to as one of the darkest days in Greek history, the Fall of Constantinople took place on May 29, 1453, a battle that was part of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453).