Turquoise carpets covered the marble floor, with its geometric designs. White drapes concealed the mosaic of the Virgin and Christ. Scaffolding obscured crosses and other Christian symbols.
Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 26, 2011. Hagia Sophia’s rededication
as a Muslim place of worship, after decades as a museum, threatens to cloak its extravagantly
reverberant acoustics [Credit: Piotr…
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