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Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia (häˈjə sōfēˈə, hāˈjēə,) [key] [Gr., = Holy Wisdom] or Santa Sophia, Turkish Aya Sofia, originally a Christian church at Constantinople (now İstanbul), later a mosque, and now converted into a museum.

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