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Hagia Sophia.
\St Sophia, Istanbul. Plan.
1 - The Clock-house; 2 - The School; 3 - The Fountain; 4 - The Baptistery (The mausoleums of Sultan Ibrahim and Sultan Mustafa); 5 - The Mausoleum of the Crown Princes; 6 - The Mausoleum of Sultan Murad III; 7 - The Mausoleum of Sultan Selim II; 8 - The Mausoleum of SultanMehmet III; 9 - The present entrance door; 10 - The mosaic panel depicting the Great Constantine and Justinian with Mary and Christ; 11 - Emperor Leon VI prostrated in front of Christ. (over the Imperial Door); 12 - The stylished ornamental motifs and Byzantine arms over the Imperial Door, in the inside; 13 - The marble urns brought over from Bergama; 14 - The marble pews built by Sultan Murad III; 15 - The Muezzin's Tribune built by Sultan Murad IV; 16 - Omphalos (The coronation spot from 1204 onwards); 17 - The Minbar; 18 - The Sovereign's Pew built during the repair works of 1847-1849; 19 - The previous Sovereign's Pew; 20 - The corridor near the Minbar and the picture of Kaaba; 21 - The Mihrab (altar); 22 - The sweating column (the miraculous column of Hagius Grigorious in the Byzantine Period); 23 - The Library built by Sultan Mahmud I; 24 - The pier on which was placed a marble plate with a hand print on; 25 - The winding ramps leading to the upper Gallery; 26 - The Treasury in the Byzantine Period (Skevophylakion); 27 - The room at the back of Sovereign's Pew; 28 - The sacred wall; 29 - The Metatorium (reserved for the Emperors); 30 - The Eastern entrance door; 31 - The Horologion; 32 - The Public Fountain; 33 - The water tanks; 34 - The Minarets; 35 - The Imaret (establishment of charity); 36 - The Entrance gate of the Imaret; 37 - The ounterforts; 38 - The remains of St Sophia of Theodosius II.
\St Sophia, Istanbul. Vault mosaic (detail), c. 565-77. Small sekreton. \St Sophia, Istanbul. Inserted mosaic of a cross, c.770. Small sekreton.
St Sophia, Istanbul. Mosaic replacement of an inscription, c.770. Small sekreton.