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Hagia sophia

[iz-i-dawr-uh s, -dohr-] /ˌɪz ɪˈdɔr əs, -ˈdoʊr-/

flourished 6th century a.d, Byzantine engineer. He was one of the architects of Hagia Sophia; (originally an Orthodox cathedral and currently a museum in Istanbul, Turkey).


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