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Visiting Istanbul’s Chora Church also called Kariye Muzesi
The first church at this location was built in 333 on what was then a country site surrounded by bucolic scenery. Rebuilt in the late 11th century, the building has been repaired, and the frescos and mosaics inside carefully restored in recent years. The church is a museum today.
Inside, you will find an array of mosaics and frescos depicting the standard Byzantine order. They trace Christendom through the dedication, the offertory, Mary and Christ’s early years, Christ’s ministry, Mary’s dormition and finally a dramatic fresco showing Christ braving the gates of Hell to rescue Adam and Eve from their graves on judgment day.
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Inside Chora Church
Christ braving the gates of Hell to rescue Adam and Eve from their graves on judgment day
To know that we know what we know,
and to know that we do not know what we do not know,
that is true knowledge.
– Copernicus
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