No. 259 (2020)

Byzantines churches or monasteries in Constantinople turned into mosques. A few examples.

No. 259 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou

Church of St. Theodore ta Karbounaria[1]  St. Theodore of Tyrone

The Molla Gürani [2]Mosque or Vefa Kilise Mosque or Kilise Camii; Molla or Malta Şemsettin Camii

Vefa Kilise In the background

The west façade from the northwest

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No. 258 (2020)

The nunnery of St. Andrew in Krisei[1] in Istanbul Khodja Muṣṭafā Mosque or Sünbül Efendi Mosque: a photographic, historical and bibliographical context

No. 258 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou

Entrance

The east end of the church

The building is situated within the Koca Mustafa Paşa Külliyesi in Ali Fakih Mahallesi in the Fatih district. Northwest of the monastery of the Peribleptos The monastery was built by Arcadia (400–44) sister of emperor Theodosius II (d. 450), in honor of St. Andrew, founder of the church of Constantinople; the building was also called also Phodophylion. The monastery was later

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Nr. 245 (2019)

Τhe Byzantine Churches of Constantinople after the Fall[1]

Nr. 245 (2019)

Von Maria Vaiou

The fifteenth century Byzantine historian Krtitovoulos (d.1470) mentions that during the fall the sultan Mehmed II (d.1481) had promised to the soldiers that among the goods to enjoy and take profit if they fought well was the beauty of the churches. Reportedly among the crowds who were trying to escape the slaughter, many peple, men, women and children fled to the churches to make supplication. In Hagia Sophia a crowd of people had taken refuge

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