Hagia Sophia Interior

Columns

columns on which monograms of Justinian and Theodora

In Hagia Sophia, there are 140 monolithic columns which were brought from different places of the world. For instance; the 8 porphyry columns whose color of purple symbolize nobility of the Byzantine Empire, are from Egypt and stand under semi domes. There are also 8 green columns from Artemis Temple in Ephesus. The capitals of the columns are carved with acanthus and palm tree leaves and the monograms of the emperors (Justinian & Theodora) appear on them. None of the bowl capitals are identical.

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  • columns on which monograms of Justinian and Theodora
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  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
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  • Columns of Hagia Sophia
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Hagia Sophia Research Team (HSRT) consists of a group of people who likes to research Byzantine Heritage in Turkey by visiting and taking photos of the historical places.

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