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What is the functional use of the Hagia Sophia today

A. Christian Basilica
B. Islamic Mosque
C. Jewish Temple
D. Museum


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Jessica C. | Assistance in All Areas of English Language and LiteratureAssistance in All Areas of English Langu...

I believe you are correct. Today it is a museum.

Steve S. | Tutoring in Precalculus, Trig, and Differential CalculusTutoring in Precalculus, Trig, and Diffe...
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β€œThe [Christian] church of Hagia Sophia (literally "Holy Wisdom") in Constantinople, now Istanbul, was first dedicated in 360 by [Roman] Emperor Constantius, son of the city's founder, Emperor Constantine . . . [The] main structure is essentially that which was first [re]built between 532 and 537 . . . in 1453, Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque. . . . In 1934, the Turkish government secularized the building, converting it into a museum.”

- Wegner, Emma. "Hagia Sophia, 532–37". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (October 2004)

So Hagia Sophia was a Christian church for 1453-360 = 1093 years, a mosque for 1934-1453 = 481 years, and a museum for 2014-1934 = 80 years so far.
Parviz F. | Mathematics professor at Community CollegesMathematics professor at Community Colle...
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It was Mosque converted to museum.