December 22, 2012 at 8:22pm

Aya Sofya, the Byzantine basilica dedicated to Holy Wisdom, converted into a mosque by Ottoman Sultans, and then into a museum by the Turkish Republic

The Patriarchal Basilica of the Holy Wisdom of God, in Constantinople, was the center of not only the Eastern Christian Church but of the Eastern Roman Empire itself. The Emperors’ Great Palace was connected to the…