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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

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Did anyone else see that Nova episode (on PBS) on the Hagia Sophia (in Istanbul) last night? That was amazing. That thing has seen it all when it comes to seismic loads.

I liked that scale model that they did. Interesting how the dome was one of the first things that showed a lot of damage.

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Yes, it was an interesting program. One of the experts was Robert Ousterhout--he was my college professor for Byzantine and Early Christian Architecture, at the University of Illinois in the early 80's.

DaveAtkins

RE: Hagia Sophia

It's this, right: Link? Apparently you can't watch PBS video recordings outside of the US.

RE: Hagia Sophia

The link works.
Try connecting through a VPN using a server in USA.

I lived in Ankara, Erzincan and Erzurum, Turkey for 3 years back in 2001-2003, just before Erdo─čan became PM for life. Back then it was a great place to live. Hagia Sofia is my favorite ancient building of all. Pantheon, Colloseum, Luxor, Pompeii, Mesquita de Cordoba and Alhambra follow.

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The link works.
Try connecting through a VPN using a server in USA.

Kootk's link is to a Vimeo video, which should work anywhere (works here in Australia). It's the PBS and related links that don't work outside USA.

Doug Jenkins
Interactive Design Services
http://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/

RE: Hagia Sophia

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Did anyone else see that Nova episode (on PBS) on the Hagia Sophia (in Istanbul) last night? That was amazing. That thing has seen it all when it comes to seismic loads.
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Dear WARose , will you please post the link of the document may be U- Tube link.. ? I looked to web and searched the videos but could not reach ..

Thanks..

RE: Hagia Sophia

I am not an expert and even I don't know what is a PBS, etc etc. Any way I downloaded the video from Vimeo (link granted by KootK) and uploaded on the cloud I use for my personal WEB site : you can download easily and free (1 GB file - MP4). When yo are asked , download with your usual browser : it's a bit slower but you don't need to sign, to log-in, etc etc)

https://mega.nz/file/1YVnFK5Q#b9lsOpVq_TIwkTyGavzk...

RE: Hagia Sophia

Only engineers would pass around bootleg PBS documentaries shadeshappy

RE: Hagia Sophia

PBS = Public Broadcasting System.

PBS is More or less commercial-free publicly-funded television.

RE: Hagia Sophia

Great video...

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

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I am not an expert and even I don't know what is a PBS, etc etc.)


Thank you robyengIT .. I did not know either.. .but your link is working .. I could watch thru https://mega.nz/file/1YVnFK5Q#b9lsOpVq_TIwkTyGavzk..

Thank you JLNJ ... I looked to the web what is PBS and found that stands for more than 80 meanings..and decided could be peanut butter sandwich...Now I learned PBS = Public Broadcasting System.

I watched the video ..Honestly , I disappointed for that they did not mention the foundation system of Hagia Sophia.. There are some myths for the foundation ( the amount of rocks used for foundation is a few times of stones used for the superstructure, there are a lot of cellars and tunnels, the foundation is layered and depth is more than 30 m......) Regarding the model , the mortar used for the model Strata Tile Bond ( cement based mortar) and heavy bricks.. The original mortar is still mystery and the bricks lighter ..

The following document gives some ides whatsup there..https://beneaththehagiasophia.com/ and videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CdTJ_p8msI
https://yandex.com.tr/video/preview/?filmId=254291...

Still Hagia Sophia is keeping its secrets and we know that, these people were knowing the isolation and rocking systems..The obelisk still standing there more than 16 hundred years..





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Quote (I needed to connect using a US VPN to that one)


I use NordVPN and can link to American sites... worked fine. I'd pick a VPN that was offshore, out of the clutches of the justice department.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Hagia Sophia

I can only point out the size of the base and depth of the foundation. A full, to scale, complete view can tell where the long lasting stability came from. I believe the surrounding structures has created ring compression that help the dome to stay in place during shaking events.

RE: Hagia Sophia

They would do so even when not shaking.

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