The history of Hagia Sophia at the Hellenic Cosmos VR ‘Tholos’ Theatre

26 January 2016
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The 1,500-year-old history of Hagia Sophia, one of the iconic buildings of the world’s cultural heritage, is explored in the new 45-minute screening on show at the Hellenic Cosmos Culture Centre’s dome-shaped Virtual Reality Theatre or ‘Tholos’ in Athens. The interactive show charts the building’s history from the 6th century, in January 532 after the Emperor Justinian commissioned the building a new church from the architects Anthemios and Isidorus, and weaves in elements of the surrounding Byzantine world, its history and culture.

Among others, it explores the challenges faced by the architect in carrying out their ground-breaking and ambitious construction, the problems they had to overcome and also explores the rich decorations of the interior.

Details on the days and hours of screenings are available at the website www.hellenic-cosmos.gr

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