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 pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds. Just absolutely stunning!

Medeniyet Kapısı, İstanbul, Türkiye

"The Civilization Door", Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul - Turkey

USAF Thunderbirds ~ Our amazing armed forces at synchronized play

Air Force investigating upgrade for Thunderbirds flight control computer

Gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul Turkey - he's 7 years old and has lived at the Hagia Sophia since he was a kitten.

In our next book, it seems a bunch of our suspects have ties to Instanbul! And a cat statue covered in sapphires . But in real life, here's Gli the cat from Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

Alacati / Turkey  An old stone house converted to a hotel

Alaçatı/Çeşme, Turkey An old stone house converted to a hotel

Ruins of Ephesus - Turkey

Ruins of Ephesus - Turkey. One of the great cities of the Greeks in Asia Minor and home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Cleopatra bathed in the Antique Pool at Hierapolis in Turkey until an earthquake shook these columns into the pool but that's not really the cool part. The cool part here is that now you can swim here too. :) >>> You know I think that would be cool to go swimming in Cleopatra's antique pool!

Check out this slideshow Swim with Ancient Pillars at Hierapolis in this list 9 Incredible Places to Take a Dip

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