Category:Church of the Holy Apostles (Constantinople)

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iglesia de los Santos Apóstoles (es); Apostoleion (eu); ilesia de los Santos Apóstoles (ast); Kılisay Havariyun (diq); Eglwys yr Apostolion Sanctaidd (cy); Царква Апосталаў (be); Սուրբ Առաքյալների եկեղեցի (hy); 圣使徒教堂 (zh); De Hellige Apostels Kirke (da); Havariyyun Kilisesi (tr); 聖諸使徒聖堂 (ja); كنيسه الرسل المقدسه (arz); Церква Дванадцяти апостолів (uk); Рәсүлләр чиркәве (tt); Preĝejo de la Sanktaj Apostoloj (eo); Црква Свети Апостоли (mk); chiesa dei Santi Apostoli (it); église des Saints-Apôtres (fr); Apostlite kirik (et); אפאסטאלן-קלויסטער (yi); Igreja dos Santos Apóstolos (pt); Crkva Svetih apostola (sh); Chrám svätých Apoštolov (sk); Црква Светих апостола у Цариграду (sr); כנסיית השליחים הקדושים (he); Apostelkirche (de); kostel svatých Apoštolů (cs); Свети Апостоли (bg); Gereja Rasul Suci (id); Apostelkyrkja (nn); کلیسیائے رسل مقدس (ur); Church of the Holy Apostles (nl); Biserica Sfinții Apostoli (ro); església dels Sants Apòstols (ca); Kościół Świętych Apostołów (pl); Церковь Апостолов (ru); Church of the Holy Apostles (en); كنيسة الرسل المقدسة (ar); Ναός των Αγίων Αποστόλων (el); Apostlakyrkan (sv) Constantinopla (es); nécropole des empereurs byzantins (fr); ilesia n'Estambul (ast); Constantinoble (ca); Kirchengebäude in Konstantinopel (de); kishë (sq); Kirke i Istanbul (da); biserică ortodoxă (ro); kyrkje og keisarmausoleum i Konstantinopel (nn); כנסייה באיסטנבול (he); kerkgebouw in Turkije (nl); Εκκλησία στην Κωνσταντινούπολη (el); edificio religioso di Istanbul (it); church and imperial mausoleum in Constantinople (en); كنيسة في تركيا (ar); kostel v Istanbulu (cs); chrześcijańska bazylika wybudowana w Konstantynopolu w 550 r. (pl) iglesia de los Santos Apostoles (es); 聖使徒大聖堂 (コンスタンディヌーポリ), 聖使徒教会 (ja); Hagioi Apostoloi, Apostoleion, Polyándreion, Mausoleum of Constantine, Mausoleum of Theodosius, Mausoleum of Justinian (en)
Church of the Holy Apostles 
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Instance ofchurch building,
destroyed building or structure
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Location Istanbul, Istanbul Province
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  • 6th century
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41° 01′ 10.92″ N, 28° 56′ 58.92″ E
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English: The Church of the Holy Apostles, also known as the Imperial Polyandreion — a Christian basilica built in Constantinople (then the capital of the Byzantine Empire) in 550.
  • The church was built to preserve the holy relics of the twelve Apostles, however only a few relics could be obtained. The church was rebuilt during the reign of Justinian I. It was cruciform in plan with five domes. It had a projecting narthex and an atrium. Building materials left from construction of the Hagia Sophia were used.
  • All emperors who ruled since the time of Constantine I to Constantine VIII were buried there. Alexios III Angelos had the graves of the emperors looted to obtain revenues. In the Latin invasion of 1204 the tombs were once more pillaged and robbed of their relics. Portions of the church had fallen into ruins in the 14th century.
  • In 1453, after the Islamic Ottoman conquest, it was granted to the Patriarchate of Constantinople, however because of its ruinous condition it was abandoned by the Patriarch. built on the ruins of the Church of the Holy Apostles ,
  • In 1461 the ruins of the Church of the Holy Apostles was demolished by Sultan Mehmed II to make way for the new Fatih Mosque.

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