ancient crosses images percolating through the plaster - aya sofya (istanbul)

Ancient Crosses Images percolating through the plaster - Aya Sofya (Istanbul)

When the Byzantine Church was converted into a mosque in 1453, christian images got plastered and islamic motifs painted over.­ But now, after 600 years, you can see the old Byzantine crosses images percolating through the plaster.­

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

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

Photos of Turkey (the country).­