Turkey: Istanbul - Hagia Sophia Minaret
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|The Hagia Sophia was built in the 16th century as a Byzantine cathedral, later converted to an Ottoman mosque and is now a museum universally acknowledged as one of the great buildings of the world. The oldest minaret was built in red brick.
Date: Oct 13, 2008
Longitude: 28° 58.80'
Latitude: 41° 0.45'
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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2009-Mar-24