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Istanbul, Turkey (ancient Constantinople)

Istanbul, Turkey (ancient Constantinople)

The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds. Don't miss it's story at http://famousdiamonds.tripod.com/spoonmakersdiamond.html#

The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds. Don't miss it's story at http://famousdiamonds.tripod.com/spoonmakersdiamond.html#

Tile stairs...old home in #Istanbul.

Tile stairs...old home in #Istanbul.

Arnavutköy Istanbul

Arnavutköy Istanbul

the Virgin Mary's house near Ephesus, Turkey.

the Virgin Mary's house near Ephesus, Turkey.

Needle work for a Turkish tunic

Needle work for a Turkish tunic

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Inside the Dolmabahçe Sarayı (Palace), Istanbul, Turkey.

Inside the Dolmabahçe Sarayı (Palace), Istanbul, Turkey.

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