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Old 10-06-14, 17:43   #1
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Default Byzantine Ruin- Hint to possible location

Well, In case you didn't notice -wich you obviously did- there are various hints both in the trailer and concept arts about a specific type of archytecture: byzantine architecture, to be more specific.



The dome shown back there looks a lot like the famous Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.



Also, the symbol appearing in the trailer seems connected to this particular place...


...since it appears on various forms both in architecture and mosaics.



The Church was dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity


More information about Hagia Sophia:

Hagia Sophia was once a Bizantine church. It was converted to a Mosque by Sultan Mehmed II and nowadays it is a museum. Most of the Christian features were removed but many others are still there, together with some pagan symbols that we can often find in churches. This is because Christians have adopted and converted pagan symbols since the early times of its expansion.



The trident and the dolphins (on the right) are related to the God Neptune (or Poseidon in Greek) and the dolphins are always associated to this God as well as to the legend of Atlantis.

http://www.travelreportage.com/wp-co...g-1-of-1-3.jpg

The iconography of Virgin Mary and Jesus come from the ancient Egyptian tradition: they are in fact the representation of Goddess Isis and Horus. The halo refers to the God Sun (Ra in ancient Egyptian mythology).

http://www.travelreportage.com/wp-co...g-1-of-1-8.jpg

Just on the side of the ceremony place, the red circle in the decorations refers to the Sun or Solar Disc (Ra, in the Egyptian mythology).
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Old 10-06-14, 17:44   #2
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Interesting but I don't see a resemblance between the symbols.
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OMG we're on to something!
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Yas finally w crackin that religious stuff. I hope the story is real interesting and mysterious.
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I'll go further into this. Researching this stuff is my favourite!!
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Old 10-06-14, 18:09   #10
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yes, great eye Evan. I love this hypthesis!

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...since it appears on various forms both in architecture and mosaics.

If you put the top rock on the right one you get a symbol of a circle with 4 sticks ever 90.

Some kind of catholic (templar?) reference?

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