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    Hagia Sophia Riots

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    The Hagia Sophia as said in live science was “born out of riots”. The Hagia Sophia was the biggest Orthodox Church built in the East Roman Empire called “Church of Holy Wisdom” modern day Istanbul and was constructed in the same location three times in its life span. The church was a place where the rulers were crowned and throughout the byzantine period it was the “biggest operational cathedral”. A great revolt called the Nika Riot hit Constantinople in 532 A.D. because of the unpopularity of the Emperor Justinian. Justinian had been emperor for five years now and his unpopularity came from the taxes that he had imposed on the people. At the end Justinian had put down the rebellion with brute force but not before the church…

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    Justinian's Hagia Sophia

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    The church has undergone many reconstructions throughout the years. Over three churches were rebuilt in that spot until Justinian created Hagia Sophia and that is what is there to this day. Justinian is definitely in a place to be honored for the greatness that he accomplished. He set an example for others that greatness could be achieved and to be proud of their religion. He built Hagia Sophia to let others understand the superiority of Christianity by building an immense church with a…

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    Hagia Sophia was built as an example of the great vision and expectations Justinian and Theodora had. Hagia Sophia was so big that it is used as a landmark for sailors. Hagia Sophia may be large in size but the exterior has little decoration but allows us to see how solid and sturdy this building is. The focus of this building is around the central dome. The central dome is surrounded by half domes on each side and then more half domes. These domes and vast open spaces are part of what makes…

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    The Hagia Sophia was uniquely the home of two major religions at the time: Christianity and Islam. Much like how the church endured changes in its structure, its function changed multiple times. Within its lifetime, the great Hagia Sophia transitioned from a basilica of Christianity into a grand mosque, giving the building a great and unique history. From the beginning, the Hagia Sophia’s purpose was to be dedicated to God in the Christian faith. The Hagia Sophia remained a house of…

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    The Pantheon and Hagia Sophia are two enormous beautiful temples. When we speak of architecture, the Pantheon came from a Greek architectural background, while Hagia Sophia comes from a Byzantine. According to lecture notes and assigned reading the Pantheon which is located in Rome was dedicated to all gods, while Hagia Sophia which is located in Istanbul Turkey, is also called the Church Holy Wisdom. In the images 5A the when it comes to structure and style the Pantheon and the Hagia Sophia…

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    The Hagia Sophia and Pantheon are of these old Roman structures, vital for their changing verifiable parts and their significance as points of interest. I believe these structures speak to a great part of the historical backdrop of both urban areas and give an important wellspring of knowledge for recorded and imaginative examination. In my comparison paper, I will discuss the significance of the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia to both Roman and Byzantine empires. The Pantheon all by itself is an…

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    Justinian's Legacy

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    Primarily, Justinian built means of protection for his people; he rebuilt city walls and constructed forts and places of refuge for the victims of barbarian raids. Justinian also created colonnaded streets, baths, city squares, roads, and monuments for the enjoyment of his people. In the past he had constructed aqueducts and conduits but they were quite far from Constantinople, which was often subject to either a lack of water or, when there were floods, an abundance of water, so flood control…

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    Cinderella's Sister

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    die as a ruler or die hiding and lose his significance. At the end of her short speech, she said, “As for me, I like the old saying, that purple is the noblest shroud.” She meant she was not going to die any other way than being a queen. The men were silent upon hearing this and decided she was right. Justinian and Belisarius, a general, deceived the Blues and Greens and gathered them in the Hippodrome. They killed them, around 30,000 men, and saved the empire. Theodora was courageous and saved…

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    world’s most intriguing monuments known as Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia, which translates to holy wisdom in the Greek, was formed during the reign of Justinian and his co-emperor, Theodora. It has been immensely transformed over the past 1500 years from a Christian Church, to a Muslim Mosque, and then to a museum; all while surviving multiple earthquakes and attacks over the years. Since this structure has stood for over 1500 years it is important to look back at its history to see how this…

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    Creating art is, as some say, the indication of mystery in excellence or God; it is a diversion in which man lets off an overabundance of steam [stored energy]; otherwise it is the outflow of feelings by man’s psyche, and most of all; it is pleasure; however, considering everything, it is a method of social unity amongst mankind; consoling them in similar feelings and forever extending the shared common visual language of the world. Through new visual ideas introduced by artists, categories of…

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