Ottoman shamshir forged out of Iranian wootz steel and said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisoned until his death in
The symphony of colors (Yeni Cami, Istanbul, Turkey) By: Vadim Arshavsky jen-meade: This blows me away! sericite: buddhabrot: hikenow:llbwwb: The symphony of colors (Yeni Cami, Istanbul) By: Vadim Arshavsky
Yeniçeri Savaşçı (Janissary Warrior) This a picture of a janissary warrior. They are fierce warriors who form the front offensive line of the army of the Ottoman Empire. These jannisaries are known to be an unbeatable force and loyal only to the sultan.
Portrait of Gazi Osman Paşa ca. He was an Ottoman field marshal and the hero of the Siege of Plevna in Although unsuccessful in defending the city, he was awarded the title Gazi ("warrior" or "veteran") as a result of that siege.