Library of Celsus at Ephesus, Turkey

Interior of the Library of Celsus at Ephesus.The Library of Celsus is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early century AD. As one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

Ottoman set of damascened calligrapher's tools, 19th century {ancient-serpent.tumblr.com}

A collection of Ottoman damascened calligrapher's tools, century…

Sokak Lokantası (Street restaurant). Istanbul, late 19th century. (Photographer's studio: Abdullah Fréres).

Sokak Lokantası (Street restaurant). Istanbul, late 19th century. (Photographer's studio: Abdullah Fréres).

An Ottoman silk and metal-thread curtain with tughra of Sultan 'Abdulaziz (r.1861-76), Turkey, late 19th century

Ottoman silk and metal-thread curtain with tughra of Sultan 'Abdulaziz, Turkey, late c.

AN IMPORTANT OTTOMAN SILK AND METAL-THREAD EXTERNAL CURTAIN (BURQA) FOR THE HOLY KA'BA DOOR, BEARING THE NAME OF SULTAN SELIM II (R.1566-74), TURKEY, CIRCA 1800

An important Ottoman silk and metal-thread external curtain (burqa) for the Holy Ka'ba door, bearing the name of Sultan Selim II Turkey, circa 1800

Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea.

Piri Reis Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the fortress of Alanya (ʿAlāʾiye, Alaiye) (Turkey) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum

Turkish miniature on the occupation of Buda by Suleiman in 1541. From the chronicle of Seyyid Lokman.

Suleiman I, Isabella Jagiellon and the child John Sigismund Zápolya in Buda

Silks for the Sultans - Textile Museum of Topkapi, Istanbul - Ornament and style DPI

Silks for the Sultans - Textile Museum of Topkapi, Istanbul - Ornament and style DPI

An Ottoman metal-thread curtain of the Holy Ka’ba door (est. £80,000-120,000),

An Ottoman metal-thread curtain of the Holy Ka’ba door (est.

Ottoman cavalry from Koniah, voluntary auxiliaries used concurrently with the Zaptîes (gendarmes) as escorts to authorities, pilgrims, travelers, to carry orders, to protect convoys of goods. Shown with a silahlik (weapons belt) holding a large yatagan and two pistols (kuber) in a holster (kuberluk). From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Period Photos of People with Ethnographic Arms

Illustrations from the Nusretname showing Ottoman soldiers An account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia in 1578 by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, 1582. Lala Mustafa Pasha in camp after his Victory at Kars, 1578

Illustrations from the Nusretname showing Ottoman soldiers An account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia in 1578 by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, Lala Mustafa Pasha in camp after his Victory at Kars, 1578

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