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Hagia Sophia Istanbul
Hagia Sophia of Theodusius was burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. during the reign of Justinian. The same year Justinian ordered to build a new basilica the one we can see today, and only 5 years later, 537 A.D. it was opened to the public. Hagia Sophia, the legacy of both Christian and Muslim culture, was opened for visits as a museum according to the order of Ataturk in 1935. See here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia. Also known as Aya Sofia.