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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hagia Sofia in Turkey/Brilliant design of Sacred Building

"Hagia Sofia -- 'Holy Wisdom' -- was commissioned by Emperor Justinian 1 in 532 and when completed five years later was regarded as the greatest church in the Eastern Roman Empire --- Byzantium...Indeed its lofty dome seemed, when first completed, to be an almost supernatural incarnation of God's creation, to be a celestial hemisphere that hovered--- virtually unsupported---between heaven and earth."

Source:  Cruickshank, Dan. Around the World in 80 Treasures, 210.

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