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Tulips in the Courts of Topkapi Palace

Tulips in the Courts of Topkapi Palace

Courts of Topkapi Palace

Courts of Topkapi Palace

Courts of Topkapi Palace

Courts of Topkapi Palace

Courts of Topkapi Palace

Courts of Topkapi Palace

Tulips

Tulips

Topkapi Palace Main Entrance

Topkapi Palace Main Entrance

Harem in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Harem in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Fountain at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Fountain at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

The Topkapi Emerald Dagger is the jewel-studded dagger of mid-18th century origin. One side of the handle of the dagger is set with three large Colombian emeralds . The dagger was actually one of several other valuable gifts that was carried by an embassy of Sultan Mahmud I (1730-54) to Iran, to be gifted to the Iranian conqueror Nadir Shah, but was not delivered as Nadir Shah was assassinated, The gifts including the jewel-studded dagger were then returned to the treasury at Istanbul.

The Topkapi Emerald Dagger is the jewel-studded dagger of mid-18th century origin. One side of the handle of the dagger is set with three large Colombian emeralds . The dagger was actually one of several other valuable gifts that was carried by an embassy of Sultan Mahmud I (1730-54) to Iran, to be gifted to the Iranian conqueror Nadir Shah, but was not delivered as Nadir Shah was assassinated, The gifts including the jewel-studded dagger were then returned to the treasury at Istanbul.

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