St. Teodius built the Chora Church in 534 during the reign of Emperor Justinian. The monastery was restored by the empress Maria Dukaina in the 11th century. In 1511, the church was converted into a mosque. The Chora Church has many mosaics on the wall, and they are from the 11th and 14 centuries.
The mosaics still can be seen as they were plastered when the church was converted into a mosque. The mosaics are basically about the birth of Jesus Crist, the birth of the Virgin Mary, the miracles of Jesus Crist, and the Saints of Christianity. Chora Church was converted into a museum in 1949. With the cabinet’s decision, the statue of the museum has been changed and has become a mosque once again. Like the other mosques in Turkey, everyone is allowed to visit Hagia Sophia. The museum is located in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Fatih district.
The Mosaics are basically;
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