Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Hagia Sophia’s priceless marble floors damaged

Tiles of the ancient marble floors in Hagia Sophia have been damaged by heavy machines used to clean the site. The historic building was built as a church in the Byzantine era. It was previously a museum but was changed into a mosque in 2020. Work to effect this change is being blamed for the damage.
The historic Imperial Gate in Hagia Sophia has also been badly damaged. The Imperial Gate, the central door of the building, is the largest and has been dated to the 6th century AD.