Rail System for Hagia Sophia Mosaics

Rail system for Hagia Sophia mosaics
Rail system for Hagia Sophia mosaics

Considering that the Hagia Sophia mosaics would be damaged by the light-dimming system, the rail curtain was decided. A documentary is being shot that explains that Hagia Sophia was not harmed during the conversion to a mosque to be given to UNESCO. The experts agreed that the frescoes and mosaics with the previously brought light technology and the screening method would be damaged, the 6.5-meter Theotokos and 7.5-meter Gabriel mosaics and the seraphim angels frescoes, which were visible from the ground floor, decided to be closed with an electronic rail system curtain that was opened only in prayer times and closed in 1 minute.


Milliyet To Ayşegül Kahvecioğlu's news by: Efforts to turn the Hagia Sophia Museum into a mosque and reopen it for worship are coming to an end. The experts agreed that the light technology to be used to cover the frescoes and mosaics inside the building would damage the thousand-year-old artifacts, and the 6,5-meter Theotokos and 7,5-meter Gabriel mosaics and the seraphim angels frescoes, which are visible from the ground floor, decided to be covered with an electronic rail system curtain only during prayer times. During the studies, it was learned that a documentary "stating that Hagia Sophia was not damaged when it was transformed into a mosque" was prepared to be presented to the international public and handed over to UNESCO.

As part of the efforts to transform Hagia Sophia into a mosque, the frescoes and mosaics inside the building will be covered until July 24. The experts agreed that the frescoes and mosaics with the previously brought light technology and the screening method would be damaged, the 6.5-meter Theotokos and 7.5-meter Gabriel mosaics and the seraphim angels frescoes, which were visible from the ground floor, decided to be closed with an electronic rail system curtain that was opened only in prayer times and closed in 1 minute. It was recorded that the curtain will be closed with the control during prayer times and will be opened for visitors as soon as the prayer is over.


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