a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Hagia Sophia is a paradox…
square and round
It was a church and a mosque
Represents Rome and Jerusalem
Basilica - a large and important church that has been given special ceremonial rites by the Pope
Idea of the dome represents Rome
Circles are infinite…
Maybe it is a halo…
afew days after the destruction of the second basilica, Emperor Justinian I built Hagia Sophia, larger and more majestic than its predecessors.
Withstood earthquakes and stood for 1000 years
1453 Sultan Mehmed laid siege to Constantinople
Pillaged for 3 days…
Converted to Mosque