Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Turkey Plans to Rebuild Religious School Next to Hagia Sophia

From my latest article for The Art Newspaper...

The Turkish government plans to reconstruct a demolished madrasa (religious school) next to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1985. But the local branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) strongly protests these plans, calling the proposed construction a “new fake historic monument” that would undermine the area’s significance.

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