23 February 2015

On This Day: A new Orthodox basilica is built

Byzantine emperor Justinian I ordered the building of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople On This Day in 532. The basilica – the Hagia Sophia – is now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Photo: 
"HagiaSophia Mars 2013" by Arild Vågen - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. 

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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