First St. Sophia Church , First Hagia Sophia Church
Structure in General
World's largest church between 360 and 404 AD.
It was first built in the 4th Century AD and inaugurated in 360. After a fire in 404 it was replaced by the second church which burned again in 532, during the famous Nika Revolt that destroyed much of Constantinople until it was finally suppressed by Belisarius, the legendary general of Justinian The Great. The present church was mainly erected between 532 and 537 during the reign of Justinian.
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