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.
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- Church of the Holy Apostles
- 41.019845° N, 28.950294° E
- Date Published
- October 8, 2013
- Last Updated
- April 11, 2015
- May 22, 337
Death of Constantine the Great
Emperor Constantine the Great dies of an illness near Nicomedia (modern Izmit). His body is brought to Constantinople for burial in the Church of the Holy Apostles.
Construction of the Church of the Holy Apostles, commissioned by Constantine
Construction of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople, commissioned by Constantine the Great to contain his own tomb and the relics of the Twelve Apostles.
- June 28, 550
Re-consecration of the Church of the Holy Apostles
Re-consecration of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople, which was rebuilt under Justinian by architects Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus.