Scaffolding Removal Reveals Seraphim Angels At Hagia Sophia After 7 Years

Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency:  Newsflash

The removal of scaffolding during a seven-year restoration at Turkey’s iconic Hagia Sophia Mosque has revealed a number of Seraphim Angels.

The Hagia Sophia Mosque in the north-western Turkish city of Istanbul was opened for worship on 24th July this year after previously being used as a museum for 86 years.

The scaffolding, which had been set up in 1993 for repairs to the main dome and used for 17 years, was removed by the authorities when Istanbul became the Cultural Capital in 2010.


However, the scaffolding was again set up for the repair of the inner walls in 2013.

The restoration works were recently completed, and the dismantling of the framework started once again.

The scaffolding’s removal revealed several Seraphim Angels on the mosque’s dome after being covered up for seven years.


Seraphs, or Seraphim Angels, are considered the highest-ranking celestial beings in angel hierarchy, believed to guard the throne of God.

The six-winged figures, who are said to appear as guardians at the gate of heaven, are depicted as ‘burning angels’ because they are burned by the love of God.

According to another theory, Seraphs are developed extraterrestrials that formed the history of the world and humanity over time.

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