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An albumen print showing Dervishes in Egypt.   The Mevlevi are a Sufi order founded in 1273 by the followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi after his death. The centre of the order was at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. They are commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). During the Ottoman period, the Mevlevi spread into in the Balkans, Syria and Egypt.

An albumen print showing Dervishes in Egypt. The Mevlevi are a Sufi order founded in 1273 by the followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi after his death. The centre of the order was at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. They are commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). During the Ottoman period, the Mevlevi spread into in the Balkans, Syria and Egypt.

Roxelana    Known also by her Turkish name of Khourrem (or Hürrem or Karima), meaning "the cheerful one", (circa 1500 - April 18, 1558) was the wife of sultan Süleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire.

Roxelana Known also by her Turkish name of Khourrem (or Hürrem or Karima), meaning "the cheerful one", (circa 1500 - April 18, 1558) was the wife of sultan Süleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire.

A traditional Ottoman wooden house,

A traditional Ottoman wooden house,

Mehmed IV, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire at the time of the Battle of Vienna

Mehmed IV, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire at the time of the Battle of Vienna

The harrem photograph. Ottoman history, Pera Museum, Istanbul ( Pera Muzesi)

The harrem photograph. Ottoman history, Pera Museum, Istanbul ( Pera Muzesi)

A coffee hawker in Istanbul, early 20th century

A coffee hawker in Istanbul, early 20th century

Mah-i Devran Sultan - the first wife of Sultan Suleyman

Mah-i Devran Sultan - the first wife of Sultan Suleyman

Three children in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire

Three children in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire

Istanbul 1869 by Abdullah Freres

Istanbul 1869 by Abdullah Freres

Young harem girl (Circassian) by Abdullah Frères

Young harem girl (Circassian) by Abdullah Frères

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