Hagia Sophia and the First Minaret Erected after the Conquest of Constantinople

  title={Hagia Sophia and the First Minaret Erected after the Conquest of Constantinople},
  author={William C. Emerson and Robert L. van Nice},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={28 - 40}
on May 99, 1453, have for good reason, although with inconclusive results, centered around Hagia Sophia. The unrivalled size and magnificence of Justinian's church caused it to be first among the Christian churches appropriated to Moslem ritual. Descriptions of the triumphal entry into the city of Sultan Mehmed II, the Conqueror, report that he rode directly to the church, claimed it for himself, and ordered an imam to ascend the pulpit and make the declaration of Moslem faith.' After removal… 
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