Egyptian sentries,late-Ottoman era, ca 1880.  Photographer: Pascal Sebah .

Embroidered vests worn with fabric belts and tassels. Egyptian sentries,late-Ottoman era, ca Photographer: Pascal Sebah .

Celebration at the Syriac Orthodox Monastery in the Iraqi northern city of Mosul. Late-Ottoman era, early 20th c.  The Syriac Christians ,known locally as Syriaan.Their liturgy is Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic. The seat of the Patriarch was at the Safron Monastery , known as Qasr al Za'faran,located few miles east of the ancient city of Mardin  (in south-east Turkey).

Long history: This photo taken in the shows a ceremony at the monastery where a Christian community thrived for centuries

Girl in traditional dress in Sarajevo,Bosnia in 1890s

Here for your browsing pleasure is an extraordinary photo of Girl of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Austro-Hungary. This color photochrome print was made between 1890 and 1900 in Bosnia, Austro-Hungary.

balkan-thug:  onenefes:  Bosnian Muslim family in Sarajevo. A lot of Bosnian Muslim women had such long hairs before, they usually braided them. My grandmothers had same hair like those women above.  my grandmother & her sisters too had such long hair :D

balkan-thug: onenefes: Bosnian Muslim family in Sarajevo. A lot of Bosnian Muslim women had such long hairs before, they usually braided them. My grandmothers had same hair like those women above. my grandmother & her sisters too had such long hair :D

Prince Osman Fuad and Cemal Paşa at the Salahiyeh School. Jerusalem 1917

Prince Osman Fuad and Jamal (Cemal) Pasha at the Salahiyeh School: Jerusalem 1917

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