Friday, July 24, 2009


Fox News carried this story on their website: "A Turkish official says restoration workers have uncovered the never-before-seen mosaic face of an angel at Istanbul's Haghia Sophia — a former Byzantine cathedral. The cathedral's Christian mosaics were covered up in line with Muslim custom shortly after Constantinople — the former name for Istanbul — fell to the Ottomans in 1453 and the cathedral was turned into a mosque."

It's a great discovery, but the article is over stated. The art has been seen before. It was seen by the artist, and it was seen by the Christians in the church. It just has not been seen since the Muslims overran the town and converted the Christian church buildings into Muslim mosques.

Take a breath, Fox.
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