Source: Greek Reporter
April 20, 2022
The historic Imperial Gate in Hagia Sophia has been badly damaged, a Turkish group announced on Tuesday.
The Turkish Association of Art Historians (STD) posted a picture clearly depicting the damage to the oak wood of the 15-century-old gate.
The Imperial Gate, the central door, is the largest of the Hagia Sophia and has been has been dated back to the 6th century AD. It is about 7 meters high, and the Byzantines claimed it was constructed of wood from Noah’s Ark, which was made of oak.
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