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Istanbul's 7 Hills: A History of the City

Istanbul 7 Hills: A History of the City

Istanbul, Turkey, is a city built on seven hills. These hills have been home to civilizations for centuries, and they continue to be a major part of the city's identity today. The seven hills of Istanbul are: Sarayburnu Hill Süleymaniye Hill Çemberlitaş Hill Fatih Hill Yavuz Selim Hill Edirnekapı Hill Kocamustafapaşa Hill Sarayburnu Hill is the oldest of the seven...

A Look At The History Of Hagia Sophia

A look at the history of Hagia Sophia

A look at the history of Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia, after 916 years of use as a church, was converted into a mosque in 1453 with the conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Muhammad Fatih.This historic place was also used as a mosque for 481 years and was at the center of many political disputes due to its ideological and symbolic importance.Justinian I, the Roman emperor, in 532 AD wanted to build a building that...

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), Istanbul

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), Istanbul

Istanbul Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque is one of the most magnificent buildings in Türkiye. The name "blue" is taken from the blue tiles used inside the building. This unusual and beautiful mosque is located in the center of old Istanbul and was built for Sultan Ahmed I of the Ottoman Empire.History of Sultan Ahmed MosqueThe Blue Mosque was built by the order of Sultan Ahmed I when he was only 19...

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