National Geographic : 1944 Apr
Alert Anatolia iernard F. iogers, Jr. Sancta Sophia, Monument to Divine Wisdom, Is the Crown Jewel of Coveted Istanbul On columns torn from pagan shrines, Justinian lifted that matchless dome. From added minarets, the call to Moslem prayer sounded for nearly 500 years. Now Sancta Sophia is a museum. Beyond lie the deserted harem quarters. Eyes of United Nations and Axis focus on this European promontory at the edge of Asia.