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Hagia Sophia in Turkey

Stepping into the ancient district of Turkey, there is a landmark that should not be missed—the Hagia Sophia. This cathedral is not only a dazzling treasure of Byzantine architecture, but also a brilliant gem in the world of architectural art. It was once the central church of Eastern Orthodoxy during the Byzantine period, magnificent and splendid, with every detail showcasing exceptional architectural artistry. However, the tides of history have endowed it with a new identity. When the Ottoman Empire conquered the Eastern Roman Empire, Islam did not destroy this symbol of paganism; instead, it ingeniously transformed it into a mosque. Today, it stands as a unique testament to Turkish history and culture, waiting for every visitor to unveil its mysterious veil.
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