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Background imageIstanbul Collection: Bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

Bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD). Roman emperor. Roman bust. Marble. From Kandilli, Lamunia (Bozhoyuk). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Orient Express Postcard

Orient Express Postcard
near its eastern terminus at Constantinople (Istanbul) Date: 1907

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Deesis Mosaic. 13th c. TURKEY. Istanbul. Hagia

Deesis Mosaic. 13th c. TURKEY. Istanbul. Hagia Sophia (Basilica of St. Sophia). Detail of Christ Pantocrator. Work located at the southern side of the higher gallery. Late Byzantine art. Mosaic

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Orient-Express

Orient-Express

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Istanbul. Turkey

Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Istanbul. Turkey
Turkey. Istanbul. Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Erected during the reign of Justinian I. Interior

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery

Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery that decorates the walls, made by potters of Iznik

Background imageIstanbul Collection: American College for Girls at Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

American College for Girls at Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey Date: 1898

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian

Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian art. New Kingdom. TURKEY. Istanbul. Archaeological Museum

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable

Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable, with scenes of Rhodes and Athens. Serving Brindisi, Athens, Rhodes and Istanbul. 1932

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay - Buyukada

Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay - Buyukada
Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay at Buyukada (Prinkipo) Date: circa 1922

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller

Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller
A Young Turkish vendor of nuts and a fish seller with a large round basket on his head

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Constantinople, Turkey - Chimney Sweep

Constantinople, Turkey - Chimney Sweep

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Ayasofya Mosque - Constantinople

Ayasofya Mosque - Constantinople
The famed Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) in Constantinople. Architects of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul were Anthemius of Tralles and Isadorus of Miletus. Became a mosque and now it is a Museum

Background imageIstanbul Collection: War Office and Tower of Seraskerat, Istanbul Turkey

War Office and Tower of Seraskerat, Istanbul Turkey
Vintage 19th century photograph: War Office and Tower of Seraskerat, Constantinople, Istanbul Turkey

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Ottoman Empire. Sultan received in the Topkapi Palace counse

Ottoman Empire. Sultan received in the Topkapi Palace counse
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Sultan received in the courtroom of the Topkapi Palace counselors. Istanbul. Recorded. Engraving 19th century. Colored

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Prince Waldemar of Prussia visiting Istanbul

Prince Waldemar of Prussia visiting Istanbul. Waldemar (1889-1945) was the eldest son of Prince Henry of Prussia (younger brother of German Emperor William II) and his wife

Background imageIstanbul Collection: The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople

The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople
A Famous Dolma maker. Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions. The stuffing may or may not include meat

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Advertisment for Simplon-Orient Express, Taurus Express

Advertisment for Simplon-Orient Express, Taurus Express
Advertisement for the Simplon-Orient Express and the Taurus Express. The advertisement shows the route between London and Istanbul and also the routes from Haydarpasha (Istanbul) to Cairo

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Interior of the Harem with a scribe

Interior of the Harem with a scribe. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd

Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd - Turkish Company with head office at Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey and branches in London, Paris, Constantinople (Istanbul), New York, Cairo

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Turkey. Istanbul. Mausoleum of Roxela

Turkey. Istanbul. Mausoleum of Roxela. 16th century. Wife of Suleyman I. Tiling. Detail

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Turkey - Istanbul - Princes Islands (Prinkipo) - Buyukada

Turkey - Istanbul - Princes Islands (Prinkipo) - Buyukada
Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses). Today, the rich inhabitants of Istanbul have their summerhouses here

Background imageIstanbul Collection: The Ferry Port at Prinkipo - Constantinople, Turkey

The Ferry Port at Prinkipo - Constantinople, Turkey
The Ferry Port at Prinkipo - Buyukada, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Princes Islands - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses)

Background imageIstanbul Collection: View of Golden Horn with Breslau and Hamidie, WW1

View of Golden Horn with Breslau and Hamidie, WW1
View of the Golden Horn at Istanbul, Turkey, with the German light cruiser SMS Breslau and the Turkish light cruiser Hamidieh, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke

Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke
Survivors from the German Cruiser SMS Emden - a Captain (Hellmuth von Mucke), 3 officers and 30 men at Constantinople, Turkey - 5th May 1915

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Dancing Bears - Constantinople, Turkey

Dancing Bears - Constantinople, Turkey
Two attendants/musicians with their dancing bears, performing on their hind legs in Constantinople, Turkey

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Pasa Bahce - Istanbul

Pasa Bahce - Istanbul
View of Pasa Bahce, where the Pasabahce Glass Company is located today. On Asian side of Bosphorus

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Enver Pasha taking to Lieutenant Colonel Tyrrell 1913

Enver Pasha taking to Lieutenant Colonel Tyrrell 1913
Enver Pasha taking to Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Tyrrell, head of the British military in Istanbul. Date: 24 January 1913

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Zoe Porphyrogenita (978-1050). Mosaic

Zoe Porphyrogenita (978-1050). Mosaic
Zoe Porphyrogenita (978-1050). Byzantine empress. Mosaic of the South Gallery. Hagia Sophia. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageIstanbul Collection: The Pera and Galata Districts of Istanbul, Turkey

The Pera and Galata Districts of Istanbul, Turkey. Date: circa 1910

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Castle of Yoros at Anadolu Kavagi

Istanbul, Turkey - Castle of Yoros at Anadolu Kavagi Date: circa 1922

Background imageIstanbul Collection: King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy

King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy
British Embassy in Istanbul - King George V Birthday Tea Party on 3rd June 1924. Mr Ronald Lindsay (right - later Sir Ronald Lindsay, the future Ambassador) and colleague arrive at the party

Background imageIstanbul Collection: View across the Golden horn toward Topkapi Palace

View across the Golden horn toward Topkapi Palace
View across the Golden Horn (with Topkapi Palace in background) looking over the done and minarets of a Constantinople Mosque

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Istanbul Skyline, Turkey - Sunset

Istanbul Skyline, Turkey - Sunset
Istanbul Skyline at sunset, dominated by the domes and minarets of two of the principal Mosques - Turkey. Date: 1910s

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Princes Islands - Buyukada

Istanbul, Turkey - Princes Islands - Buyukada
Istanbul - Princes Islands - Buyukada - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses) set within a border of seashells

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Yoros Castle and Anadolu Kavagi

Istanbul, Turkey - Yoros Castle and Anadolu Kavagi
Istanbul, Turkey - Yoros Castle and the village of Anadolu Kavagi. Date: circa 1922

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Turkish Hodja

Turkish Hodja
Turkish holy man ( Hodja ) - Constantinople. Once a man had taken pilgrimage to Mecca, he always wore a beard and was forthwith known as Haji (followed by his name) to denote this fact

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Kuzguncuk

Istanbul, Turkey - Kuzguncuk
Asian side of Bosphorus, Istanbul - looking across - the village of Kuzguncuk, set in an attractive valley between Uskudar and Beylerbey

Background imageIstanbul Collection: German Navy in Turkey WWI

German Navy in Turkey WWI
The Goeben and the Breslau anchored some 8 miles from Istanbul, in Stania Bay in the Bosporus where they would be much safer during World War I

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Lighthouse at Fenerbahce, Constantinople

Lighthouse at Fenerbahce, Constantinople
Lighthouse at Fenerbahce, formerly known as Fanaraki, today most famous for its football team (named after the lighthouse

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Painting of a Turkish man - Constantinople

Painting of a Turkish man - Constantinople. Once a man had taken pilgrimage to Mecca, he always wore a beard and was forthwith known as Haji (followed by his name) to denote this fact

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Constantinople - Princes Islands

Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses) set within a border of seashells

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Boatmen on the Bosphorus

Boatmen on the Bosphorus. The capital city of the Roman Empire between 330-395 AD, in Byzantine times, Byzantium was considered the world centre of civilsation for 600 years

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Elderly man at prayer in an Istanbul Mosque

Elderly man at prayer in an Istanbul Mosque
Elderly man at prayer in the Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul, kneeling in the direction of Mecca

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Invitation - Reception for Sultan Aziz in London

Invitation - Reception for Sultan Aziz in London
Invitation to a reception given by the City of London in honour of Sultan Aziz during his stay in London in July 1867. Aziz cultivated good relations with the Second French Empire

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Richard of India - Maharajah in Istanbul

Richard of India - Maharajah in Istanbul
Richard of India. An Indian Maharajah during a visit to Constantinople

Background imageIstanbul Collection: The Call to Prayer - Constantinople

The Call to Prayer - Constantinople
The Hodja upon the minaret calling the believers to prayer at Constantinople, Turkey

Background imageIstanbul Collection: Istanbul - Galata Bridge

Istanbul - Galata Bridge
A view across the Galata Bridge and Golden Horn, with motorbuses, trams, cars and pedestrians packing the crossing



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