First Hagia Sophia Church

Hagia Sophia meaning 'Holy Wisdom' was built as a small church for the first time as a place of worship by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine in 360 on the present historical peninsula of Istanbul, which was then known as Constantinople. In 404, in the fire that occurred during the rebellions during the Arcadius period, the wooden structure with its roof was completely destroyed.

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