Hagia Sophia's Architecture

Hagia Sophia Architecture
Justinian's Hagia Sophia is the one that stands today. It is an architectural intelligence and the first masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. It is the largest cathedral for 1,000 years, was built to the Cathedral of Seville.

The church has a rectangular shape, and the square large square nave measuring 31m (102ft) with a central dome, which is conducted at four gore covered. The arcade around the dome continues unabated with 40 arched windows to bring the light inside. Without the two narthex and the atrium, the basilica measures 70 x 75 ft (229 x 245). The atrium measures 48 x 32 m (157 x 106 ft) and the total length of section 135 m (ft 442).

The Narthex outside of the eastern part of the atrium is included, and the inner narthex is kicked by 5 door, and from this inner narthex, 9 goals are for the nave.

The access to the upper galleries are by ramps, the traditional function of Constantinople church planning are provided.

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