Istanbul's Hagia Sophia: The Dome Videos

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Istanbul's Hagia Sophia: The Dome

This is the crowning glory of Hagia Sophia. It is a dome 56 meters high and over 31 meters across. It spans a nave three times wider than any gothic cathedral. And it will stand taller than any other church for more than a thousand years. Building a huge dome an area notoriously prone to earthquakes is not going to be easy.

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