An Ottoman harem. Favorites for the harem were Circassian beauties from the Caucasus

An Ottoman harem. Favorites for the harem were Circassian beauties from the Caucasus

Ottoman Turkish woman (I'm fairly certain it's is out of period but very striking and inspirational)

Ottoman Turkish woman (I'm fairly certain it's is out of period but very striking and inspirational)

Abbaye de Fontfroide . France

Abbaye de Fontfroide . France

Rudolf Ernst , "The Guard of the Harem".     The eunuchs in the Ottoman Empire were created mainly at one Coptic monastery, at Abou Gerbe monastery on Mount Ghebel Eter. The Coptic priests sliced the penis and testicles off Nubian or Abyssinian slave boys around the age of eight. During the operation, the Coptic clergyman chained the boys to tables and after slicing their sexual organs off, stuck a piece of bamboo into the genital area, then submerged them in neck high sand to burn

Rudolf Ernst , "The Guard of the Harem". The eunuchs in the Ottoman Empire were created mainly at one Coptic monastery, at Abou Gerbe monastery on Mount Ghebel Eter. The Coptic priests sliced the penis and testicles off Nubian or Abyssinian slave boys around the age of eight. During the operation, the Coptic clergyman chained the boys to tables and after slicing their sexual organs off, stuck a piece of bamboo into the genital area, then submerged them in neck high sand to burn

[Ottoman Empire] Ottoman Women and Wooden Istanbul Houses, 1900s (Osmanlı Kadınları ve Ahşap İstanbul Evleri)

[Ottoman Empire] Ottoman Women and Wooden Istanbul Houses, 1900s (Osmanlı Kadınları ve Ahşap İstanbul Evleri)

A street scene in old Cairo near the Ibn Tulun Mosque by Adrien Dauzats (French , 1804–1868) Oil On Panel , 25 1/8 by 18 3/4 in

A street scene in old Cairo near the Ibn Tulun Mosque by Adrien Dauzats (French , 1804–1868) Oil On Panel , 25 1/8 by 18 3/4 in

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Los Trabajadores Metalúrgicos, Rudolph Ernst @@@...http://www.evelinapapazova.com/pagebg.php?P=109&SP=115

Los Trabajadores Metalúrgicos, Rudolph Ernst @@@...http://www.evelinapapazova.com/pagebg.php?P=109&SP=115

Ottoman istanbul

Ottoman istanbul

Portrait of an unknown Ottoman woman

Portrait of an unknown Ottoman woman

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