During the Fossati restoration, a mosaic tughra (Sultan’s Signature) plate made by Lanzoni was given as a gift to Abdulmejid. The name-plate was made by tesserae which fell down and were collected during restoration.
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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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