The first court of Topkapi Seraglio  The "Bab-ı Humayun" resulted in the first courtyard of the palace. On the left court side were the powder magazine, a well and the Treasury, in the background the "Bab-ı Salam" or "Orta Kapı" the second court, in front of gatekeepers.    Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", 1584th Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul (Inventory 1523/15b)    © Sarayı Muzesi Topkapi, Istanbul

The first court of Topkapi Seraglio The "Bab-ı Humayun" resulted in the first courtyard of the palace. On the left court side were the powder magazine, a well and the Treasury, in the background the "Bab-ı Salam" or "Orta Kapı" the second court, in front of gatekeepers. Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", 1584th Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul (Inventory 1523/15b) © Sarayı Muzesi Topkapi, Istanbul

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Siege of Szigetvár, 1566, Hünernâme of 1588 by Lokman

Siege of Szigetvár, 1566, Hünernâme of 1588 by Lokman

Sultan Ahmed III scattering golden coins on the terrace of the Fourth Court in the Topkapi Palace-Surname-i Vehbi-1720

Sultan Ahmed III scattering golden coins on the terrace of the Fourth Court in the Topkapi Palace-Surname-i Vehbi-1720

Kurdish costumes, 1873. Please like http://www.facebook.com/RagDollMagazine and follow @RagDollMagBlog @priscillacita

Kurdish costumes, 1873. Please like http://www.facebook.com/RagDollMagazine and follow @RagDollMagBlog @priscillacita

A public scrivener, near the Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, ca. 1900.

A public scrivener, near the Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, ca. 1900.

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