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Chora Church, Istanbul, Turkey

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Chora Church from the outide

Church of Chora
There is no longer any evidence of the church which was built originally under this name. The existing Chora Church was built in the 11th century and was remodeled in the 12th century.

Two hundred years later, it received a further remodeling following the Latin occupation, which saw the inner narthex rebuilt and the addition of an outer narthex and paracclesion.In the early 16th century, it was converted to a mosque, but now serves as a museum.

In the church of Chora, there are beautiful mosaics depicting the life of Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, as well as many attractive frescoes. In fact, these are the most well preserved mosaics and frescoes from the Roman era in Turkey.

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