Angel’s face uncovered at Istanbul’s Haghia Sophia cathedral
Published on July 27th, 2009 | by Admin0
The seraphim figure is one of two located on the side of a dome. The figures had been covered up along with the building’s other Christian mosaics shortly after Constantinople – the former name for Istanbul – fell to the Ottomans in 1453. At that time, the cathedral was turned into a mosque.