What secrets are hidden under Hagia Sophia?

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LP O’Bryan, who describes himself as a crime & mystery writer and runs a blog when not writing professionally, has written a thought provoking article about the possibility of ’something‘ being under Hagia Sophia. His  argument is that Crypts and underground structures were common in churches prior to the time of the construction of Hagia Sophia,so why is it that there are no underground structures? Perhaps there are some that we have yet to discover. Can modern technology help us?If there are some hidden underground structures under the Holy Wisdom, what might they contain?

First published on Stranger than Fiction in 17 December 2010.

The dome and minarets of Hagia Sophia are the symbols of Istanbul. This is the only building in the world to have served as a Catholic Cathedral and as the seat of two religions, Greek Orthodox Christianity and Sunni Islam.

When Ataturk turned Hagia Sophia into a museum in 1924, and gave the…

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