#Constantinople was the capitol city of the #Byzantine #Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

#Constantinople was the capitol city of the #Byzantine #Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

Ottoman zirah (mail shirt), shown with a kalkan (shield), quiver, saddle, sword and standard. Trophys captured after the Battle of Vienna in 1683.

Ottoman zirah (mail shirt), shown with a kalkan (shield), quiver, saddle, sword and standard. Trophys captured after the Battle of Vienna in 1683.

[Ottoman Empire] Helmeted Warrior (Osmanlı Miğferli Savaşçı)

[Ottoman Empire] Helmeted Warrior (Osmanlı Miğferli Savaşçı)

Sultan Mehmed Vahideddin VI; the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, also the 115th Caliph of Islam.

Sultan Mehmed Vahideddin VI; the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, also the 115th Caliph of Islam.

[Ottoman Empire] Last Caliph Abdulmejid Effendi (R:1922-1924) (Son Halife Abdülmecit Efendi)

[Ottoman Empire] Last Caliph Abdulmejid Effendi (R:1922-1924) (Son Halife Abdülmecit Efendi)

Late-Ottoman Order of Charity (Nişan-ı Şefkat). Instituted in 1878 by "Sultan Abdulhamid II" in three classes, this order was reserved for women. – First Class Star (diamonds, rubies, gold, enamels, 75mm).

Late-Ottoman Order of Charity (Nişan-ı Şefkat). Instituted in 1878 by "Sultan Abdulhamid II" in three classes, this order was reserved for women. – First Class Star (diamonds, rubies, gold, enamels, 75mm).

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