Places of Worship

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Places of Worship

  1. 1. Places of Worship By Lizzy Brown 7M1
  2. 2. Hagia Sophia <ul><li>The Hagia Sophia, a thousand years, the largest enclosed space in the world, </li></ul><ul><li>Still seen as one of the world’s most important architectural. </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of Turkey’s popular attractions, because of its size, architecture, mosaics and art. </li></ul><ul><li>For 916 years it was a church, then it became a mosque for 481 years, and since 1935 it has been a museum. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of the Hagia Sophia <ul><li>Nothing remains of the original Hagia Sophia, was built in the fourth century by Constantine the Great. </li></ul><ul><li>Constantine was first Christian emperor and founder of the city of Constantinople, which he called &quot;the New Rome.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The Hagia Sophia was one of several great churches he built in important cities throughout his empire. </li></ul><ul><li>Following the destruction of Constantine's church, a 2 nd was built by his son Constantius and the emperor Theodosius the Great. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd church was burnt down during the Nika riots of 532, though parts have been found and can still be seen today. </li></ul>
  4. 4. At the western and eastern ends, the arched openings are extended out by semi-domes. The flat wall on each side of the interior (north and south) is called a tympanum, and each one has 12 large windows. Interior Design of the Hagia Sophia
  5. 5. <ul><li>It is the largest Buddha statue in the world! </li></ul><ul><li>It is 34 meters high and weighs 250 tonnes! </li></ul><ul><li>To reach the top you have to </li></ul><ul><li>climb 268 steps! </li></ul>Big Buddha Lantau Island
  6. 6. <ul><li>Constructed in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Finished on December 29, 1993, (the birthday of Buddha). </li></ul><ul><li>$68 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Made out of 202 separate pieces of bronze. </li></ul><ul><li>strong steel inside support the heavy load and wind pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Monks from around the world were invited ceremony. </li></ul>History of the Big Buddha
  7. 8. <ul><li>Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster </li></ul><ul><li>Gothic monastery </li></ul><ul><li>Coronation and burial Site for English monarchs. </li></ul><ul><li>Owned directly by the royal family. </li></ul><ul><li>Final resting place of seventeen monarchs. </li></ul>Westminster Abbey
  8. 9. <ul><li>Westminster Abbey has more than a thousand years of history. Monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. </li></ul><ul><li>Westminster Abbey, coronation church, 1066, is resting place for seventeen monarchs. </li></ul><ul><li>It has held weddings and funerals of most of the kings and queens of England. </li></ul>Westminster Abbey
  9. 10. <ul><li>History of the abbey started at around 1050. </li></ul><ul><li>King Edward The Confessor build an abbey. </li></ul><ul><li>Only a small part original built in 1065, survived. </li></ul><ul><li>The rest was built in 1245-1272, 1503-1512, 1745-1758 and the last part was built in the late 19 th century </li></ul>The History of Westminster Abbey
  10. 11. <ul><li>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tian_Tan_Buddha </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.westminster-abbey.org/history-research / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.westminster-abbey.org/history-research/a-brief-history/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachenglishinasia.net/files/images/giant-buddha-hongkong.JPG </li></ul>Thank You for Watching

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