Church of the Holy Apostles Istanbul, Turkey

Built by Constantine the Great to contain his tomb and the relics of the Twelve Apostles, and rebuilt by renowned architects under Justinian, this important church was the resting place of several Byzantine emperors and saints. Destroyed by the Crusades and an earthquake, it was replaced with the Fatih Mosque in 1461.

Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople
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Facts & Stats

Id
249508
Best Known As
Church of the Holy Apostles
Full Name
Church of the Holy Apostles
Coordinates
41.019845° N, 28.950294° E  (map)

Timeline

May 22, 337
Death of Constantine the Great Church of the Holy Apostles
June 28, 550
Re-consecration of the Church of the Holy Apostles Church of the Holy Apostles

Sources

  1. Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph: The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450, pp. 164-65.
  2. The Church of the Holy Apostles. Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate.
  3. Istanbul: Buildings: Church of the Holy Apostles. Grove Art Online.