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the Hagia Sophia: Close View of Intricately Carved Columns of Tympanum

Close View of Intricately Carved Columns of Tympanum

Close view of the intricately carved columns of the tympanum (side walls). There are 104 columns like this inside Hagia Sophia. Some were carved specially for this building, while others were pilfered from pagan temples in Greece and Turkey.

Credit: Dick Osseman / PBase