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Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
Istanbul - Entrance of Topkapi Palace
Cargo Port of Istanbul

The Hagia Sophia was built in the 16th century as a Byzantine cathedral, later converted to an Ottoman mosque and is now a museum universally acknowledged as one of the great buildings of the world. The oldest minaret was built in red brick.
Istanbul - Hagia Sophia Minaret
Date: Oct 13, 2008
Longitude: 28 58.80'
Latitude: 41 0.45'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2009-Mar-24