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Five Minute Monday – The Hagia Sophia

This weeks’ Five Minute Monday (5MM) is a bit of a history lesson, on one of my favorite churches (and tourist destinations) in the world. I’ve been to over 20 countries, and this is near the top of the list for me.

I visited the Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, Turkey a couple of years ago, and I fell in love with it. Even though the building has been destroyed a couple of times over the centuries, it’s basically been there for over 1,500 years. It was a church, that became a mosque, then a church, back to a mosque, and now a museum. It contains both Islamic symbolism and Christian – and they live side by side. It is simply beautiful and a highlight of my trip to Istanbul.

And so when I saw that Kelly Wall has posted a video (to TED Ed) on the history of the Hagia Sophia, I had to watch it. And share it.


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