Santa Sophia

Definitions

  • THE MOSQUE OF SANTA SOPHIA
    THE MOSQUE OF SANTA SOPHIA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Santa Sophia a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
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Additional illustrations & photos:

INTERIOR OF SANTA SOPHIA INTERIOR OF SANTA SOPHIA

Usage

In literature:

I saw him by chance in Stamboul, near Santa Sophia, just before I left for England.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
This was the last level stage on the long journey from Santa Sophia to St. John's Wood.
"Art" by Clive Bell
The eldest of them was Anthemios, the builder of the great church of Santa Sophia in Constantinople.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
During the last week there are services in Santa Sophia every night, and that is what is most remarkable.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
Its somewhat complicated plan was clearly derived from an eastern source, but not from Santa Sophia, which was not begun till 532 A.D.
"The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church" by A. Hamilton Thompson
As early as 1448 he had painted an altar-piece for Santa Sophia, now lost, and in 1452 the fresco in San Antonio.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
CHURCH OF SANTA SOPHIA AT CONSTANTINOPLE.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Santa Sophia has nine gates leading to it from a great corridor or outer hall, lined with marble and roofed with old-gold mosaic.
"The Near East" by Robert Hichens
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In news:

Sophia Nerhood, 6, is all smiles as she gets to sit on Santa's lap with mom Jackie on Sunday.
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