Constantinople medieval map

Map of Constantinople around after Cristoforo Buondelmonti. The District of Blachernae can be seen on the center left part of the map, surrounded on two sides by the walls of the City, below the Golden Horn.

David Toplama - dokuma, Halı ve Deri

Islamic textile w/gold & silver thread and tulip motif.Lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella Turkey; half of century, Ottoman Empire

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.

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

metamorphoseandbodhi-deactivate: “ Dame turque voilée (Veiled Turkish Lady) by Pasqual Sébah (Pascal Sébah), c. Pasqual Sébah was one of the most important professional photographers of his.

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.

Because of the weakening of the Ottoman Empire conservative Janissaries blocked needed military reform and allowed their state to lose ground to European rivals. Also the weakness in technology included the imperial navy.

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.

Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, Turkey

Imperial Harem at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey by Ferry Vermeer (slowing…

Harem-Topkapı Sarayı

Ottomans knew how to glory in space. Crazy complex texture and patterns in a simple room. High ceilings are great for contemplation. I believe creative thinking is fueled with plenty of room to work above.

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