Day: November 2, 2018

Restoration of Hagia Sophia’s Dome by Armenian Architect Trdat

The Cathedral of Hagia Sophia (Greek: Holy Wisdom), the patriarchal Orthodox temple in Constantinople (now Istanbul), was turned into a mosque after being captured by the Ottomans. Now, it is a museum and a world-famous monument of Byzantine architecture. Scientists William Emerson and Robert L. Van Nuys studied in detail the most spectacular part of