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The Huns first appeared in Europe in the 4th century. They show up north of the Black Sea around 370. The Huns crossed the Volga river and attacked the Alans, whom they subjugated. If Balamber existed, he may have been a chief of a small faction of Huns, since Vithimiris utilized Hun mercenaries against him, which suggests a lack of unity among the Huns. Sinor also cites Ammianus' statement that the Huns "are subject to no royal restraint," casting further doubt on Balamber's status as king.

Reconstructed Heavy Armoured Kök Turk (Tujue) Warrior of Balyk - Sook , Turkic Khaganate Era

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Istanbul is full of amazing architect! Here is the the tallest tower in Istanbul the Galata Tower. I heard a rumor that the top of the tower is used to spot fires in the city.

Coloring for adults. Kleuren voor volwassenen

Çemberlitaş-(The Beauties of the Bosphorus; by Miss Pardoe, from drawings by W…

This stunning collection of engravings offers some of the earliest interior views of the sultan’s palaces as well as a very intimate portrait of Ottoman society. Melling’s view offer a sweeping scale of Constantinople and its rivers and seas. Melling’s keen eye for architectural beauty is evident throughout, my favourite being his detail in the Fontaine de Tophane

This stunning collection of engravings offers some of the earliest interior views of the sultan's palaces.

PORTRAIT OF SULTAN SELIM III Sültan III. Selim Portresi

Portrait of the Ottoman sultan Selim III In the left upper corner: his tughra (official seal). The painting, dated is by Konstantin Kapidagli.

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