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Dimensions4066 x 2705
Original file size1.15 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-Nov-12 12:07
Date modified22-Dec-12 21:21
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length42 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/13
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Hagia Sophia was used as a church for 916 years, as a mosque for 481 years and a museum since 1935.

Hagia Sophia was used as a church for 916 years, as a mosque for 481 years and a museum since 1935.

Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." It remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years thereafter, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters. It was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician.