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The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Sultan Ahmet Camii, also known as the “Blue Mosque,” is located southwest of the Hagia Sophia.  It was built on the grounds of the old Byzantine Palace to the east of the Hippodrome by Sultan Ahmet I.  It was completed in 1616 and is one of the main mosques (Turkish = “Camii”) of Istanbul.

 

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Church of Primacy of Peter

This small Franciscan chapel is located near Tabgha on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee.  The first church was built during the Byzantine Period (fourth century A.D.) to commemorate Jesus feeding his disciples after his resurrection (John 21:1–24).

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