Istanbul, May 31, 2022
The world-famous Hagia Sophia was brightly illuminated in a 3D show on Sunday in honor of the Ottoman Empire’s conquest of Constantinople 569 years ago.
The show depicted the history of the fall of the capital of the Byzantine Empire at the hands of Sultan Mehmed II in 1453 with the help of the new sky mapping technology, reports Haber Turk.
The presentation included images of the sultan and symbols of the conquest.
“The call to prayer will not be silenced in Hagia Sophia, the sign of the conquest. Istanbul will be remembered by the name of Fatih forever,” the display boldly stated. Recall that Hagia Sophia was controversially reconverted into a mosque just two years ago, after functioning as a museum for 86 years.
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