Column Reinforced with Steel Straps - Hagia Sophia

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Column Reinforced with Steel Straps - Hagia Sophia

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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.

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Date & GPS location
Photo taken on September 13, 2006
Cankurtaran Mh., Soğuk Çeşme Sk 14-36, 34122 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey
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