Hagia Sophia

The largest door in Hagia Sophia is the Imperial Gate, an entrance used exclusively by the emperor, his personal bodyguard and entourage.

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They date back to the 6th century and are about 7 meters long. Byzantine sources claim they are made of wood from Noah's Ark.

In April 2022, the doors were vandalized by unknown assailants.

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