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The Cariye Museum in ancient times was the Church of Christ the Savior, and later served as a mosque. The construction of the Church of Christ the Savior dates back to the beginning of the 5th century. Elements of early Byzantine architecture have not survived to this day.
The Kariye Mosque, formed on the site of the church, existed until 1948, and then was closed for restoration. In 1958, after the completion of restoration work, the Cariye Museum was opened. The museum includes three rooms: the entrance hall, the main room (nave) and the funeral chapel.
The Cariye Museum is interesting for the frescoes created in the XIV century. You can see them in the funeral chapel. The main room of the museum displays a variety of mosaic images, mainly dedicated to religious Christian themes.
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