One of the greatest mysteries of the World and Hagia Sophia; The Flight of the Angels

angels of the Hagia Sophia“Beneath the Hagia Sophia” Project has uncovered one of the biggest mysteries of the world; “The Flight of the Angels”. When the angel (Seraphim) pictures which are on the lower part of the dome put one after another, we get a flying angel figure.

This leads to important and not-yet-answered questions. Was animation known in Ancient Rome? If not, why were the angels depicted in this particular way? Does the legend of the angels that carry the dome take its root from “The Flight of the Angels”?  Is “The Flight of the Angels” one of the well kept secrets of Early Period Christianity?

( you can try with vimeo or dailymotion also)

All these questions will be answered in time. What’s important now is that, all the generations alive today watched animations in their childhood. Of all these children which grew up with animations, at least 100 million of them visited Hagia Sophia Continue reading “One of the greatest mysteries of the World and Hagia Sophia; The Flight of the Angels” »

Articles , , , ,

Inferno, water and Hagia Sophia

Dan-Brown-inferno

Hagia Sophia has been subject to many works but it is the first time for a best seller as Inferno. It is impossible to describe it shortly when you talk about a structure of 1500 years if especially this 1500 years old structure is right in the center of historical events. To describe this structure even slightly is a reason to write a very long article about it. Just like in the novel of Dan Brown, Inferno. AltoughHagia Sophia is a kind of support in ‘Inferno’,it has so many roles and cues.

Expected novel of Dan Brown, Inferno is about an epidemic as it is clear beginning with the first pages. An extremely talented scientist tries to spread out the epidemic to be able to balance the world population. Continue reading “Inferno, water and Hagia Sophia” »

Articles , , , ,