Hagia Sophia – Istanbul

By |2019-08-01T14:00:22-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (500s AD) Rioters burned the old churches The Roman emperor Constantius II built a big church next to the imperial palace in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in the 300s AD. But people burned it down in riots in 404. Pulcheria soon had the church rebuilt. But rioters burned it down again during the Nika Riots of 532. So [...]