Read the MET’s article ‘Hagia Sophia, 532-37’, and take the virtual tour of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. In discussion form, write about how iconoclasm affected the art in the Hagia Sophia and define and debate iconoclasm. Some things you may want to consider: What is iconoclasm? Why do people destroy art? What are the consequences of destroying art? Do you think the destruction of art is some contexts is justified? Is iconoclasm censorship? Can you think of other instances in which people have destroyed, removed, or defaced art? How are they similar to Byzantine iconoclasm? https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/haso/hd_haso.htm AND https://www.360cities.net/image/hagia-sophia-istanbul#2.16,-14.91,68.0 AND https://www.360tr.com/hagia-sophia-upper-floor-1-panorama-virtual-tour_89ef68d7b5_en.html