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Interior of Hagia Sophia (section view), Wikimedia Commons.

The architects of Justinian's Hagia Sophia created the illusion of a floating 'dome of heaven' by

A

using concrete according to ancient Roman techniques.

B

placing the hemispherical dome on a square base.

C

using the columnar arcades of the nave to support the structure.

D

supporting the outward thrust of the dome with unusually thick walls.

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