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Ancient Stone Column (probably granite) consolidated with metal strapping - Aya Sofya (Istanbul)

The metal clasps (straps) have been installed several centuries ago after some cracks were found in the massive column.­

For more information about Aya Sofya, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Hagia_­Sophia.

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Country of Turkey - Türkiye
Cankurtaran Mh., Soğuk Çeşme Sk 14-36, 34122 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey