The Imperial Council (Dîvân-ı Hümâyûn) building is the chamber in which the ministers of state, council ministers (Dîvân Heyeti), the Imperial Council, consisting of the Grand Vizier (Paşa Kapısı), viziers, and other leading officials of the Ottoman state, held meetings. It is also called Kubbealtı, which means "under the dome", in reference to the dome in the council main hall. It is situated in the northwestern corner of the courtyard next to the Gate of Felicity.

The Imperial Council (Dîvân-ı Hümâyûn) building is the chamber in which the…

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 century origin.

Fruit Room, is the small but very colorful Privy Chamber of Ahmed III (III. Ahmed Has Odası) with walls painted with panels of floral designs and bowls of fruit and with an intricate tiles fireplace. This room is therefore also known as the Fruit Room (Yemis Odası) and was probably used for dining purposes.

The Fruit Room in the Harem section of Topkapi Palace, next to the apartments of the Queen Mother (Valide Sultan).


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