16th century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

Justinian's Constantinople

HAGIA SOPHIA AGAPE: Drawing the Basilica Entire

A view of the Augustaion square in Byzantine Constantinople, with Hagia Sophia and the Column of Justinian.

Turkish women in Ottoman Empire.1885. Traditional costumes with veil.  Left: Turkish urban style.  Right: Arab style.

Turkish women in Ottoman Empire 1885 wearing traditional costumes and veil

In 1585, the Ottoman sultan Murad III was gifted a magnificent throne made of gold-plated walnut wood and studded with 957 peridots by his new son-in-law.  Today, this glorious throne, known as The Gold Festival Throne, or Bayram Tahti, can be seen in the treasure house in the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

In the Ottoman sultan Murad III was gifted a magnificent throne made of…

Charles Sprague Pearce (Boston, 1851 - París, 1914)  El vendedor de cerámica en la ciudad vieja de El Cairo / The pottery seller in Old City Cairo

Charles Sprague Pearce (Boston, 1851 - París, The pottery seller in Old City Cairo

ottoman empirejewelrySuleiman the Magnificent's Throne, 16th century (Topkapi Palace Museum)   TOPKAPI PLACE - Sultan's throne

ottoman empirejewelrySuleiman the Magnificent's Throne, century (Topkapi Palace Museum) TOPKAPI PLACE - Sultan's throne

File:Greek Janissaries - Greek youths who are being converted to Islam - Young…

Greek Janissaries - Greek youths who are being converted to Islam - Young Greeks at the Mosque - oil painting on canvas - Jean Léon Gérôme - 1865 - Jean-Léon Gérôme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

18th century Gold-Plated Walnut Cradle, (Topkapi Palace Museum)

century wooden cradle from the Ottoman Empire,carved wood,gold plated and festoned with gems of diamond,ruby and emerald,on display at The Treasures of the Topkapi Palace and the Magnificent Ottoman Dynasty' exhibition in Tokyo

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