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edirnekapa

The real stars are of course the Kariye and the Fethiye museums. Kariye, in particular, is astonishing. However, the Byzantine history of the area keeps on sticking less spectacular bits of stonework above the ground. There is a certain charm in having someone take you into their home or workplace and show you a thousand-year-old piece of a past civilisation.

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There is an apse here.

Church of St John the Baptist in Trullo/Ahmet Paşa Mescidi

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Kariye Camii/Church of St Saviour in Chora

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Fethiye Camii/Church of the Virgin Pammakaristos/Church of the Theotokos Pammakaristos

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Kefeli Mescidi/Monastery of the Prodomos in Petra/Monastery of Manuel (St Nicholas)

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Odalar Camii/Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Kasım Ağa Mescidi

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Yavuz Sultan Selim Camii / Monastery of Christos Pantepoptes

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  1. Enormousfish | Istanbul: Byzantine Churches and the Fragmenting Patriarchate | Adam Kaya Heskith | Author and Writer | Enormousfish Says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

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