This building consists of three seperately-built structures. The Monastery of Christ Pantocrator, 'the Almighty', was founded by Empress Irene, wife of John II Comnenus, some time after 1118, its church seen here on the left ( south ). Some time later John built a smaller church to the north, here on the right. Finally by 1136, the two churches were joined by a funerary chapel built between them whose crypt served as the imperial mausoleum. Converted into a mosque after the Ottoman Conquest.
View of the east elevation. ... The structure has undergone restoration.
... I'm afraid I made an error when developing this film - hence poor image quality !
Church of Christ Pantocrator > Zeyrek Camii
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4 December 1986
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