Constantinople medieval map

Constantinople medieval map

David Toplama - dokuma, Halı ve Deri

David Toplama - dokuma, Halı ve Deri

An Ottoman talismanic cotton shirt (Jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, crescent moons, stars and cypress tree forms, the lower section with musenna-form calligraphy reserved in Thuluth script, with interstices and borders comprising interlacing foliate motifs | Turkey, 16th century

An Ottoman talismanic cotton shirt (Jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, crescent moons, stars and cypress tree forms, the lower section with musenna-form calligraphy reserved in Thuluth script, with interstices and borders comprising interlacing foliate motifs | Turkey, 16th century

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace (Harem) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace (Harem) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Veiled Turkish Lady by Pascal Sébah, 1880s Istanbul.  http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/p/historical-photographs.html

Veiled Turkish Lady by Pascal Sébah, 1880s Istanbul. http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/p/historical-photographs.html

Ottoman Janissaries (conscripted soldiers) were divided into 101 ortahs (regiments), each Janissary tattooed a mark on his arm showing his ortah. A crescent was the symbol of the first ortah (the Sultans ortah), the thirty-first ortah which served on board the fleet, was an anchor. The number of Janissaries in each ortah was varied, greater numbers were in the most distinguished; the number in some was extremely large, that of the thirty-fifth, amounting to nearly thirty thousand.

Ottoman Janissaries (conscripted soldiers) were divided into 101 ortahs (regiments), each Janissary tattooed a mark on his arm showing his ortah. A crescent was the symbol of the first ortah (the Sultans ortah), the thirty-first ortah which served on board the fleet, was an anchor. The number of Janissaries in each ortah was varied, greater numbers were in the most distinguished; the number in some was extremely large, that of the thirty-fifth, amounting to nearly thirty thousand.

The Janissaries (from Ottoman Turkish يڭيچرى yeniçeri meaning "new soldier" were infantry Musketeer units that formed the Ottoman sultan's household troops and bodyguards.

The Janissaries (from Ottoman Turkish يڭيچرى yeniçeri meaning "new soldier" were infantry Musketeer units that formed the Ottoman sultan's household troops and bodyguards.

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace (Baghdad Kiosk) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace (Baghdad Kiosk) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Harem-Topkapı Sarayı

Harem-Topkapı Sarayı

Hürrem Haseki Sultan (1500 – 15 April 1558) (née Roxelana or Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska) was the wife and haseki sultan of Suleiman the Magnificent. She was one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history and a prominent figure during the sultanate of women. She achieved power and influenced the politics of the Ottoman Empire through her husband and played an active role in state affairs of the Empire.

Hürrem Haseki Sultan (1500 – 15 April 1558) (née Roxelana or Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska) was the wife and haseki sultan of Suleiman the Magnificent. She was one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history and a prominent figure during the sultanate of women. She achieved power and influenced the politics of the Ottoman Empire through her husband and played an active role in state affairs of the Empire.

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