The Map of Piri Reis Topkapi Palace

The Map of Piri Reis Topkapi Palace Istanbul – Chapter 3

The Map of Piri Reis Topkapi Palace Istanbul – Chapter 3, A Spanish sailor who had joined Christopher Columbus on his voyages fell captive to Piri Reis’s uncle Kemal Reis, and he made use of this man’s experience and knowledge in the preparation of his maps. Listening to him tell the story of the approach […]

The Map of Piri Reis Topkapi Palace

The Map of Piri Reis Istanbul – Chapter 2

The Map of Piri Reis Istanbul – Chapter 2, The largest of these two maps, known as Piri Reis’s map of America, is kept in Topkapi Palace Museum and measures 90 cm. by 65 cm. The map is drawn with colored pens on soft gazelle skin and includes explanations. According to an inscription on it, […]

The Map of Piri Reis Topkapi Palace

The Map of Piri Reis Topkapi Palace – Chapter 1

Topkapi Palace Piri Reis Map – Chapter 1, Just after the Republic was announced Topkapi Palace was turned into a museum on Ataturk’s orders. This huge palace which had been the home of Ottoman sultans for nearly 500 years contained hundreds of thousands of objects and documents. It was necessary to prepare an inventory of […]

The Hunername Topkapi Palace Museum

The Hunername Topkapi Palace Istanbul – Chapter 2

The Hunername Topkapi Palace Istanbul, On the order of Murad III Osman was promoted to the post of chief miniature painter for the palace. He painted more than 600 miniatures, including all those in the Surname (a work written in celebration of the circumcision of a prince) and the Semailname tan account of someone’s physical […]

The Hunername Topkapi Palace Istanbul

The Hunername Topkapi Palace – Chapter 1

The Hunername Topkapi Palace Museum, Among the officials in the Palace organization of the Ottoman State were the Chroniclers (Sheynameci) who used to record in verse and prose daily events, the personality of the sultans, and the details of their battles and campaigns. The chroniclers were sometimes called ‘vaka nuvis’ or ‘history writer’. The Ottoman […]

The Golden Cradle in Topkapi Palace Museum

The Golden Cradle in Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul – Chapter 2

The Golden Cradle in Topkapi Palace Museum, In Ottoman palaces, a traditional ceremony called the Cradle Ceremony was always held for the children of the sultan. The ceremony was as follows: As soon as a child of the Sultan was born five animals were sacrificed if it was a boy, and three if it was […]

The Golden Cradle in Topkapi Palace Museum

The Golden Cradle in Topkapi Palace Museum – Chapter 1

The Golden Cradle in Topkapi Palace Museum Istanbul – Chapter 1, Among the works of greatest artistic and material value in the Treasury of Topkapi Palace are examples of Ottoman wood carving and inlay. They include thrones, chests of drawers, and chairs, decorated with gold, silver and precious stones. Among these is the golden cradle […]

Istanbul Chora Church (Kariye) Museum and Yedikule Museum

Istanbul Chora Church (Kariye) Museum and Yedikule Museum

Chora Church (Kariye) Museum and Yedikule Museum in Istanbul, Kariye Mosaics: The Kariye Mosaics Museum is in Kariye Mosque, a former church, which is situated by Edirnekapi in Istanbul. The church was built originally between 1118 and 1143 in the Byzantine period by Maria Dukaina and was repaired and enlarged after the Latin invasion. Most of […]

Dolmabahce Palace Museum Istanbul

Dolmabahce Palace Museum Istanbul – Chapter 3

Dolmabahce Palace Museum of Istanbul, Dolmabahce Palace is of significance in our parliamentary history. As soon as Abdulhamid II assumed the throne the First Ottoman Deputies Assembly met here, on March 19, 1877, and later it was here that Mithat Pasha and his colleagues were arrested. After the declaration of the Republic Ataturk first came […]

Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Museum

Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Museum – Chapter 2

Dolmabahce Palace Museum in Istanbul, The construction and decoration of the palace cost close to 4 million pieces of gold, it is highly embellished and baroque in style. Abdulmecid found this palace too luxurious and could never refrain from commenting to men of state who visited him: This palace is much too ornate. A plainer […]