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September 2019

Harem
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Harem

Without any doubt, the Topkapi Palace is probably the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror commissioned its construction shortly after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. It was the imperial court and residence of Ottoman sultans and their families for 375 years. Sultan Abdülmecid I moved the court to the Dolmabahçe Palace in 1856. Certainly, the Topkapi Palace is ...
Ottoman Fountains – Istanbul
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Ottoman Fountains – Istanbul

Ottoman fountains are a prominent feature of the Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. The monumental imperial mosques, historically and architecturally significant, dominate areas in which they were constructed. But, the fountains are equally historically and artistically important. In Islam water is the origin of life, created by God. It purifies the human being, both on the outside and spiritually on the ...
Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 2)
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Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 2)

The Ottoman army conquered Constantinople in 1453. The Ottoman Sultanate was abolished in 1922. The city of Constantinople or Istanbul, as it is now called, was under the Ottoman rule for 469 years. Consequently, the Ottoman heritage in Istanbul is enormous and it spreads over many centuries -  from the beginning of the Ottoman rule to the establishment of the modern Turkish republic. Of all Ottoman ...
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