Go on a journey through the treasures of Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul Premiered Sept. 12

Hagia Sophia 360° VR

Hagia Sophia in 3D

Built by the Romans 1,500 years ago, it was the biggest church in the world. No expense was spared: colored marble from around the Roman Empire and nearly 10,000 square meters of gold mosaic. In 1453, the Hagia Sophia was turned into a mosque after Ottoman Turks conquered the city.

Now a museum, it has survived earthquakes, sieges and the rise and fall of empires. Yet Hagia Sophia still stands, the ancient jewel in the crown of Istanbul. 

Produced by: BBC Studios/PBS


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Aired: 2018-09-12 54:06 Expires: 2018-10-11 Rating: TV-PG

Professor Darius Arya uncovers the often-invisible treasures of Istanbul, Turkey.

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