This is the Ottoman Empire! Do you get it now why they called the mighty empire! i can't imagine owning this much land!!

The Ottoman Empire 1798 - 1923 [1590x1773]

This is the Ottoman Empire! Do you get it now why they called the mighty empire! i can't imagine owning this much land!!

[Ottoman Empire] Kavas (Guard), Military Officers in Jerusalem, Palestine, 1890s (Osmanlı Dönemi Kudüs'de Kavaslar)

[Ottoman Empire] Kavas (Guard), Military Officers in Jerusalem, Palestine, 1890s (Osmanlı Dönemi Kudüs'de Kavaslar)

[Ottoman Empire] Garrison in Baghdad, Officers of the 4th Army, Iraq (Bağdat'da Osmanlı Kışlası ve 4. Ordu Subayları)

[Ottoman Empire] Garrison in Baghdad, Officers of the 4th Army, Iraq (Bağdat'da Osmanlı Kışlası ve 4. Ordu Subayları)

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Ottoman Janissaries (conscripted soldiers) were divided into 101 ortahs (regiments), each Janissary tattooed a mark on his arm showing his ortah. A crescent was the symbol of the first ortah (the Sultans ortah), the thirty-first ortah which served on board the fleet, was an anchor. The number of Janissaries in each ortah was varied, greater numbers were in the most distinguished; the number in some was extremely large, that of the thirty-fifth, amounting to nearly thirty thousand.

Ottoman Janissaries (conscripted soldiers) were divided into 101 ortahs (regiments), each Janissary tattooed a mark on his arm showing his ortah. A crescent was the symbol of the first ortah (the Sultans ortah), the thirty-first ortah which served on board the fleet, was an anchor. The number of Janissaries in each ortah was varied, greater numbers were in the most distinguished; the number in some was extremely large, that of the thirty-fifth, amounting to nearly thirty thousand.

Ottoman Empire-Janissary

Ottoman Empire-Janissary

Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, 16th c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearls, gold incrustation on the blade depicts combat between a dragon and a phoenix, gold-inlaid cloud bands and foliate scrolls on the ivory grips, one of the earliest known yatagans, L. 23 3/8 in. (59.3 cm); blade L. 18 3/8 in. (46.66 cm), Met Museum.

Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, 16th c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearls, gold incrustation on the blade depicts combat between a dragon and a phoenix, gold-inlaid cloud bands and foliate scrolls on the ivory grips, one of the earliest known yatagans, L. 23 3/8 in. (59.3 cm); blade L. 18 3/8 in. (46.66 cm), Met Museum.

Saber, 19th century; Ottoman period  Turkish  Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

Saber, 19th century; Ottoman period Turkish Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

Ottoman arrows,  wood gold, ivory, iron, feather, silk, L. 26 3/4 in. (67.9 cm), Met Museum.

Ottoman arrows, wood gold, ivory, iron, feather, silk, L. 26 3/4 in. (67.9 cm), Met Museum.

SÍMÍTÇÍ (simit seller). Istanbul, 1900.

SÍMÍTÇÍ (simit seller). Istanbul, 1900.

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