Royal Circassian (Adyghe) Guard of HM King of Jordan. Jan. 11, 2016 photo, 22 year-old Circassian guard Private Adnan Sami Bjanthala, poses for a photograph outside Basman Palace, in Amman, Jordan. Circassian guards, who have served Jordan's kings since the founding of the monarchy, still adhere to their ancient traditions, such as donning an incongruous cold weather uniform of black wool hats, red capes and leather boots in this desert climate. (AP Photo/N. El-M.)
Portrait: "Circassian Lady in National Costume, Persian Court, 1812." ["Dame circassienne en costume national."], Gaspard Drouville, "Voyage en Perse, fait en 1812 et 1813" ["Journey in Persia, Made in 1812 and 1813"], Paris, 1825. Lithograph by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte.