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Photographs of the Aya Sophia in Istanbul Turkey.
Just off the Inner Narthex at the present-day exit, is this 10th century mosaic of Constantine the Great, the Madonna and Child, and Emperor Justinian.

Constantine is offering up his namesake city, while Justinian hands over the Aya Sophia itself.

Narthex- A portico or lobby of an early Christian or Byzantine church or basilica, originally separated from the nave by a railing or screen.


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