Illustration from a museum in Istanbul made by eight Turkish artists showing the Ottoman Sultan and el-Fatih (Conqueror) Mehmed II with his troops during the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

panoramic illustration from a museum in istanbul made by eight turkish artists showing the ottoman sultan and el-Fatih (conqueror) mehmed II with his troops during the fall of constantinople in 1453

126cm long Kilij of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, "The Conqueror".

126 cm long Kilij of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, "The Conqueror". (BotN legal replica commissioned from Viktor Berbekucz)

Siblizade Ahmed, Mehmed II Smelling a Rose, 1480  (Topkapi Palace Museum)

Sultan Mehmet II Smelling a Rose Ahmed Siblizade, 1480 (Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Istanbul)

The lost basilica of the Holy Apostles in Costantinople in a western medieval illumination. Built by Emperor Constatine and rebuild by Justinian I, Holy Apostles was 2nd in importance and magnificence after Hagia Sophia also because it was the burial of many emperors and patriarchs. During the 4th Crusade, the church was pillaged by Venetians and, at the time of Ottoman conquest, it was partially in ruins. Sultan Mehmed II built over it the Fatih Mosque

Church of the Holy Apostles as depicted in an illuminated manuscript. A Church centralized on the Greek Cross Plan, built from 536 to which is now lost due to demolition in 1469 to make space for a mosque.

"Entrée de Mehmed II dans Constantinople" (1876) by Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant (1845-1902)

"Entrée de Mehmed II dans Constantinople" by Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant

Constantine XI Palaiologos miniature.jpg-Facing the designs of the new Ottoman sultan, Mehmed II, on Constantinople, Constantine acknowledged the Union of the Churches and made repeated appeals for help to the West, but in vain. Refusing to surrender the city, he fell during the final Ottoman attack on 29 May 1453

Constantine XI Palaiologos, the last Byzantine Emperor. Unknown Byzantine artist - History of John Zonaras, Mutinensis, Bibiloteca Estense Universitaria, Modena.

Rumelihisarı is a fortress located in Istanbul, Turkey on a hill at the European side of the Bosporus just north of the Bebek district; giving the name of the quarter around it. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 and 1452, before he conquered Constantinople

Rumelihisarı is a fortress located in Istanbul, Turkey on a hill at the European side of the Bosporus just north of the Bebek district; giving the name of the quarter around it. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 and 1452, before he conquered Constantinople

In 1459 Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II sent envoys to Vlad to urge him to pay a delayed tribute. Vlad refused, because if he had paid it would have been accepting Wallachia as part of the Ottoman Empire. Vlad had as a primary goal to keep Wallachia independent. Vlad had the Turkish envoys killed on the pretext that they had refused to raise their "hats" to him, by nailing their turbans to their heads.

Theodor Aman - Vlad the Impaler and the Turkish Envoys - Theodor Aman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1459 Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II sent envoys to Vlad to urge him to pay a delayed tribute. Vlad refused, because if he had paid it would have been accepting Wallachia as part of the Ottoman Empire. Vlad had as a primary goal to keep Wallachia independent. Vlad had the Turkish envoys killed on the pretext that they had refused to raise their "hats" to him, by nailing their turbans to their heads.

Theodor Aman - Vlad the Impaler and the Turkish Envoys - Theodor Aman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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