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Hagia Sophia – set to become a mosque again

Hagia Sophia mosque

The Hagia Sophia is to be turned back into a mosque having been a museum for eighty years after a court decision now enforced by President Erdogan

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Constantinople – glorious Byzantine capital!

A visit to Istanbul – once called Constantinople and capital of the Byzantine Empire

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The destruction of Constantinople by the crusaders – the year 1204

A Christian city destroyed by Christian crusaders – such was the fate of Constantinople. It had resisted waves of invaders from Bulgars to Russians and the Muslim emirates. But it was brought to its knees by people it should have…

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