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L’Historien et l’histoire de la guerre de Crimée, par l'historien, homme de lettres et homme politique français René Gaspard Ernest Taillandier (1817 – 1879).

L’Historien et l’histoire de la guerre de Crimée, par l'historien, homme de lettres et homme politique français René Gaspard Ernest Taillandier (1817 – 1879).

Ottoman Map of Malta, by Piri Reis. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

Ottoman map of Malta. Malta in the Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation) of Piri Reis. Piri Reis was an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer born between 1465 and

Esther Scroll from the Ottoman Empire.  The Book of Esther is a book in the Ketuvim, the third section of the Jewish Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and is part of the Christian Old Testament. It tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who became queen of Persia and thwarted a plan to commit genocide against her people.

“Esther Scroll from the Ottoman Empire. The Book of Esther is a book in the Ketuvim, (the Hebrew Bible)”

Turkey and the Turks by W.S. Monroe, 1907

Will Seymour Monroe : Turkey and the Turks; an account of the lands, the peoples, and the institutions of the Ottoman Empire Boston: L. Page and Company 1907

How good are your geography skills? Try to identify these 15 places based on how they are depicted in medieval maps

Venice Piri Reis was a century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the importa

"Portrait Of A Turkish Family": Lost : to no longer exist While there are most certainly still many Turkish families and their portraits, this story is a lost world of wonder from the days of the Ottoman Empire. This was a well-timed read that I devoured before my own excursion to Istanbul. This autobiography hung in my mind while on a rainy ferry ride across the Bosporus. A unique experience that felt terribly familiar coloured with the gorgeous scenes of this story. I felt deeply connected…

6 Great Books for Getting Lost in Wonderful Foreign Worlds

"a magical foray into the late 19th-centruy Ottoman Empire with 8-year-old Eleonora Cohen..."

An Oracle, A Prodigy And A 'Mosque In Munich'

January: The Oracle of Stamboul: A Novel by Michael David Lukas

What the Ottoman Empire thought Europe looked like in 1513 AD, overlaid on what it actually looks like. | 32 Maps Which Will Change How You See Europe

32 Maps Which Will Change How You See Europe

What Century Arabs thought Europe looked like on Top of an Actual Map of Europe

Sehzade Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Mosque was built for the young prince Mustafa, son of the most powerful sultan of Ottoman Empire, Sultan The Magnificent Suleiman. It is located in the middle of Old City and right next Valentines Aquaduct which is visible from the mosque and is a 2000 year old water supply structure. These artefacts must be seen when in Istanbul... They are both amazing! Book a tour and see for yourself...

Sehzade Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Mosque was built for the young prince Mustafa, son of the most powerful sultan of Ottoman Empire, Sultan The Magnificent Suleiman. It is located in the middle of Old City and right next Valentines Aquaduct which is visible from the mosque and is a 2000 year old water supply structure. These artefacts must be seen when in Istanbul... They are both amazing! Book a tour and see for yourself...

Rare history of Ottoman Empire 1695-6 : Lot 47

Rare history of Ottoman Empire : Lot 47

40 Photos of Ottoman Istanbul from the 1900s http://ilmfeed.com/40-photos-of-ottoman-istanbul-from-the-1900s/

These rare pictures give an insight into life in Ottoman Istanbul more than a hundred years ago when the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic caliphate still existed.

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