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Meet the Cat Who Lives in the Hagia Sophia

Gli is a 16-year-old Turkish cat who has lived her whole life in one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful buildings

A cat under the dome of the Hagia Sophia, as seen from below the cat.
Photos: Hagia Sophia Cat via Instagram

The Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, Turkey, was built in the year 537 by the Roman emperor Justinian I and is considered to be a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. At times it has served as a…




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Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

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