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The Entry of Mehmed II into Constantinople

The Entry of Mehmed II into Constantinople

Sultan Mehmed II's entry into Constantinople, painting by Fausto Zonaro (1854–1929), Ottoman.

Sultan Mehmed II's entry into Constantinople, painting by Fausto Zonaro (1854–1929), Ottoman.

The first court of Topkapi Seraglio The "Bab-ı Humayun" resulted in the first courtyard of the palace. On the left court side were the powder magazine, a well and the Treasury, in the background the "Bab-ı Salam" or "Orta Kapı" the second court, in front of gatekeepers. Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", 1584th Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul (Inventory 1523/15b) © Sarayı Muzesi Topkapi, Istanbul

The first court of Topkapi Seraglio The "Bab-ı Humayun" resulted in the first courtyard of the palace. On the left court side were the powder magazine, a well and the Treasury, in the background the "Bab-ı Salam" or "Orta Kapı" the second court, in front of gatekeepers. Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", 1584th Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul (Inventory 1523/15b) © Sarayı Muzesi Topkapi, Istanbul

Sultanahmet Camii (aka Blue Mosque, 1616) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sultanahmet Camii (aka Blue Mosque, 1616) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in his Kitab-i Bahriye, a book of portolan charts and sailing directions produced in the early 16th century.

Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in his Kitab-i Bahriye, a book of portolan charts and sailing directions produced in the early 16th century.

15th Century Qur'an Leaf in Bihari Script (Surah Qaf, verses 26 to 37).   Available online: http://www.intricateworks.com/15th-Century-Quran-Bihari-Script/dp/B00J3JKPF4

15th Century Qur'an Leaf in Bihari Script (Surah Qaf, verses 26 to 37). Available online: http://www.intricateworks.com/15th-Century-Quran-Bihari-Script/dp/B00J3JKPF4

Hospitals in Islamic history - MuslimVillage.com

Hospitals in Islamic history - MuslimVillage.com

Islam: A Short History (UNIVERSAL HISTORY) Karen Armstrong

Islam: A Short History (UNIVERSAL HISTORY) Karen Armstrong

Khast Imam Mosque, Tashkent  Central Asia Islamic History

Khast Imam Mosque, Tashkent Central Asia Islamic History

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

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