#Constantinople was the capitol city of the #Byzantine #Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

Byzantine Empire: Constantinople was the capitol city of the Byzantine Empire. It was one of the largest and wealthiest cities and advanced Christianity.

[Ottoman Empire] Helmeted Warrior (Osmanlı Miğferli Savaşçı)

[Ottoman Empire] Helmeted Warrior (Osmanlı Miğferli Savaşçı)

Ottoman zirah (mail shirt), shown with a kalkan (shield), quiver, saddle, sword and standard. Trophys captured after the Battle of Vienna in 1683.

Ottoman zirah (mail shirt), shown with a kalkan (shield), quiver, saddle, sword and standard. Trophys captured after the Battle of Vienna in

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.

Order of Charity (Nişan-ı Şefkat) (Ottoman Empire) – First Class star (most…

Order of Charity (Nişan-ı Şefkat) (Ottoman Empire) – First Class star (most likely an altered class badge) bestowed upon Leila Jessie von Heidenstam wife of Oskar Gustav von Heidenstam, Swedish Envoy to Constantinople (Gold, enamels, diamonds, circa

[Ottoman Empire] Last Caliph Abdulmejid Effendi (R:1922-1924) (Son Halife Abdülmecit Efendi)

[Ottoman Empire] Last Caliph Abdulmejid Effendi (Son Halife…

Sipahis of Ottoman Empire

Two Sipahis, the elite cavalry knights of the Ottoman Army.The Ottoman army was once among the most advanced fighting forces in the world, being one of the first to use muskets and cannons.

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