Christianity

Christianity Istanbul has been the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since 4th century AD, and does continue to serve as the seat of some other Orthodox churches, such as the Turkish Orthodox Church and the Armenian Patriarchate. After the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in 1453, the conqueror Mehmed II founded the Millet System. According to…

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum Hagia Sophia Museum is a former Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later a mosque, now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine Architecture and to have “changed history of architecture.” It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand…