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