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Hagia Sophia: Byzantine Marvel or Ottoman Ingenuity?


Thu Aug 13, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


North York Central Library

CANCELLED. The iconic Hagia Sophia that dominates the Istanbul skyline is a classic case of ?if at first you don?t succeed try, try again?. Receiving 3 million visitors annually, the building was the third attempt at a church commissioned by Justinian II in 532 CE. This talk reveals some features of this incredible structure and traces the ingenuity of the Ottomans as they converted it from church to mosque thereby ensuring its existence. Speaker: Shermeen Beg, architect, former Lead Educator, Aga Khan Museum. Please register for this free program by calling (416) 395-5639.


Adult • Teen


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