Hagia Sophia Interior

Empress Lodge

Empress-Lodge Hagia Sophia

Located in the south upper gallery, there is an empress lodge with green marbles. There was also a covered place, with arches which was called Gynekoin and separated for women.

 

Be cheerful, enjoy your life T-Shirt
  • This design is inspired by the famous mosaic found in Antioch (modern-day Hatay, Turkey).
  • It says "Effrósinos"which means joyful, full of happiness, cheerful.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Owl of Athena T-Shirt
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Know Thyself T-Shirt
  • This design inspired by a memento mori mosaic from excavations in the convent of San Gregorio in Rome, featuring the Greek motto.
  • The skeleton is pointing to two words, which translate as 'Know thyself', an aphorism that was inscribed in the pronaos of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, according to the Greek traveller and geographer Pausanias (c. 110 - c. 180 AD).
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Minoan Octopus T-Shirt
  • This design is inspired by an ancient Minoan vase.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

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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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