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Turkish courts reject the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Turkish courts reject the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Plans to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque were rejected by Turkey's top courts. The Byzantine-era structure, formerly a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral and museum, was built in 537 by order of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Hagia Sophia is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and served as the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

Indianapolis Str - History

Indianapolis Str - History

Indianapolis I(Str: dp. 16,900; 1. 439& 39;6& 34;; b. 60& 39;; dr. 28& 39;1/2& 34;; s. 11 k.; cpl.70Indianapolis was launched 4 July 1918 by Pusey & Jones, Gloucester, N.J., for USSB; delivered to the Navy Department 12 December 1918; and commissioned the same day at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Et.

How were war elephants used against cavalry?

How were war elephants used against cavalry?

In this question: How do war elephants fight? it was mentioned that horses tend to dislike elephants, so they are effective against cavalry. How does this work in practice? I don't imagine it would…

80,000 free historical sound files, courtesy of the British Library

80,000 free historical sound files, courtesy of the British Library

We are becoming fond of free History resources and today we bring you the 80,000 sound files offered by the British Library portal, thousands of audios that include the most varied themes such as nature, country accents, music and, of course, a incredible archive of historical moments.

Front view of HMS Warspite

Front view of HMS Warspite

Warspite, From Jutland to Cold War Warrior, Iain Ballantyne. A history of the super-dreadnaught HMS Warspite, a warship that played a major part in both World Wars, fighting at the battles of Jutland and of Cape Matapan. An interesting story, well supported by a large number of quotes from sailors who served on the Warspite.

'The Great Moon Hoax' Is published in the 'New York Sun'

'The Great Moon Hoax' Is published in the 'New York Sun'

On August 25, 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper.Known collectively as “The Great Moon Hoax,” the articles were supposedly reprinted from the Edinburgh Journal of Science. The byline was Dr. Andrew Grant, described as a colleague of Sir John Herschel, a famous astronomer of the day.