Friday, 22 September 2023 12:05 GMT

Restoration Work Begins On Hagia Sophia,

(MENAFN- Famagusta Gazette) Türkiye announced the start of restoration work on Hagia Sophia, one of the most important historical sites in its largest city, Istanbul, local media reports.

The restoration project, initiated by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, aims to“eliminate the centuries-old fatigue” of the 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia, the Hurriyet Daily News reported.

According to officials, the restoration and maintenance work, which could span over 50 years, will be carried out gradually, section by section, without a complete closure of the site.

The monument, which initially served as a cathedral and later as an Ottoman imperial mosque, reopened as a museum in 1935, unveiling some unique features of Ottoman and Byzantine art. It was turned into a mosque again in 2020.

Hagia Sophia, located on the European side of Istanbul, is one of the most visited tourist sites in the city.

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