A baptismal font unearthed during restoration of Hagia Sophia has been revealed to the press.
The baptismal font dates back to the sixth century and was used in mass baptism ceremonies.
“This font was used in mass baptism ceremonies. I guess we are the first ones to see it since the conquest of Istanbul, because the baptismal font was never used again once the Hagia Sophia was turned into a mosque”, said Director H. Dursun.
The baptismal font was 3.32 meters long, 2.52 meters wide and 1.16 meters deep. He said interest would increase when the pool opens to visitors.
Anatolia News Agency