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    Hagia Sophia known as Aya Sofia in Turkey, is considered it one of the most important monuments in Turkey, It tells us the history of the country and how the official religion changed from Christianity to Islam. Hagia Sophia has been through five phases. First of all the church was built by the orders of Constantine the Great in 360 A.D, They chose the same location of a pagan temple. They used wood to build it; unfortunately it was burned in 404 A.D. and no one knows who designed it. A second church

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    Pantheon and Hagia Sophia

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    Pantheon and Hagia Sophia Pantheon and Hagia Sophia are two extremely outstanding architectural pieces of their times. They have been built according to the traditions of those particular times. The materials used to built these buildings and the purpose for which they were used are all very important aspects and have been briefly covered in this report. Pantheon The statesman Agrippa built pantheon in 27 B.C. Then it was completely rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian. The Pantheon is remarkable for

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    The Hagia Sophia was very important to the society of Constantinople, now known as Istanbul. It was rebuilt twice after the original was destroyed. This first church was a wooden-roofed basilica with a nave flanked by two or four aisles, each carrying a gallery store. It was preceded by an atrium. The one the world knows now was the third construction and was completed in 537. It was first dedicated in 360 by Emperor Constantius, son of the city's founder, Emperor Constantine and it served as the

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    The Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is part of two continents Europe and Asia. At one point with four Empires, Istanbul was one of the largest cities in the world. Istanbul used to be called Constantinople; it was named after the ruler Constantine the Great, who is the first Christian Emperor. After Constantine was ruler then came Justinian, who in the 6th century wanted a cathedral; he turned to two men to help build it. They were Isidore the Elder and Anthemius. It took less

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    While the Hagia Sophia and the Pantheon were built in and represent two different time periods and locations, they have some similar structural features as well as some resembling circumstances surrounding their prospective histories. Both of their unique construction is related to their different purposes and the symbolism behind the buildings. The Pantheon represents a time in which the Roman empire was booming with trade and commerce. There was a growing interest in art and sculpture as well as

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    Student Name Course Name Tutor Name December 1, 2014 Influence of Byzantine Culture on Hagia Sophia Introduction Becoming historically and culturally knowledgeable is subjective to studying arts of the world. Being exposed to arts associated with particular cultural contexts and periods of history maximizes the understanding of ancient civilizations and tribal societies. Significantly, arts reveal something about physical character and dominant social values of the time they were created and may

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    Literature review of Hagia Sophia Architecture According to Oto et al., Hagia Sophia is one the greatest buildings and famous one in the world. Hagia Sophia is a building that is situated in Istanbul Turkey. More so, it is in Sultanahmet area that is near Topkapi place in Istanbul. In addition, from the hotels in Sultanahmet to Hagia Sophia is a walking distance. Furthermore, this building was chosen by the UNESCO as the heritage site in 1985 (Cappa et al.). In addition, it is amongst the buildings

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    beliefs of the society. Hagia Sophia and the Dome of the Rock are two of the greatest and the most important architectural monuments in the world. Even though two of the most historical mosques, Hagia Sophia and the Dome of the Rock, are built for different religions, but due to a sharing purpose, which being praying to God, the difference can barely be noticed. By sharing a purpose, both structures act as a shrine for different religions to reach God. Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest

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    Throughout the course of the class, we have examined multiple forms of art across the span of multiple centuries. Three pieces I believe have influence the way western culture has evolved today is satire, stain glass and the Hagia Sophia. These pieces have changed the way society has and is changing. Though I did not find the Forum of Trajan, the Magnus Liber Organi, and the Sistine Chapel as important as the aforementioned, they have expanded my appreciation and understanding of western art. The

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    I decided to compare the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia. The Pantheon is in Rome, Italy and the Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey previously Constantinople. I chose these structures because the construction of domes fascinates me. How the domes were constructed is explained in the text, yet the concept still baffles me how people were actually able to build domes with the technology present then and that the domes did not collapse on themselves. The primary similarity between the two works

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