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Hagia Sophia Museum of Trabzon

-Turkey Attractions September 14, 2016
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Hagia Sophia Museum (Trabzon)

Hagia Sophia Museum (Trabzon)

Hagia Sophia Museum was built in Trabzon Emperor Manuel Komnenos I (1238- 1263) period. It was converted into a mosque in the following years after beig taken over.

Hagia Sophia Museum Interior

Hagia Sophia Museum Interior

Hagia Sophia Museum exhibiting a beautiful example of late Byzantine Churches has a cruciform plan. The main area of Hagia Sophia is covered with a central dome carried by four marble columns. There is a floor mosaic made in style of opus sectile under this dome.

Hagia Sophia Museum Mosaic

Hagia Sophia Museum Mosaic

In the dome, Pantocrator Christ and angels under it reflecting the devine side of the Christ can be seen.

Birth of Jesus Christ, Crucifixion, Descent into Hell and Baptism scenes are embroidered on pendents.

Hagia Sophia Museum Map

Hagia Sophia Museum Map

Scenes about Adam and Eve are embroidered in the form of reliefs in the southern wall of the Hagia Sophia. A single headed eagle motif which is the symbol of Komnenos who ruled 257 years takes place on the keystone of the arch.

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