Turquie, texte de Werner Kündig ; Photos de Fulvio Roiter. Editions Silva, Zurich, 1968.
Mt. Nemrut, Turkey: Here in 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues of himself, various animals, and gods. These statues were once seated, but the heads of the statues were at some point removed from the bodies.
Istanbul… 100 years ago! (by Turkey Vision)
A 4-minute montage with nice background music.
Boats in the Port of Constantinople - Georg Macco
Giovanni Bellini (Italian, 1430-1516), Mehmet II, 1480, oil on canvas, 70 x 52 cm, National Gallery, London.
15th-century French miniature depicting the Battle of Manzikert, the combatants are clad in contemporary Western European armour
The Battle of Manzikert was fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuq Turks on August 26, 1071 near Manzikert (modern Malazgirt in Muş Province, Turkey). The decisive defeat of the Byzantine army and the capture of the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes played an important role in undermining Byzantine authority in Anatolia and Armenia, and allowed for the gradual Turkification of Anatolia.
The Ottoman Empire, 1798-1923
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The emperors of the Isaurian Dynasty on a gold solidus from ca. 775–780. Leo IV with his son Constantine VI on the obverse, Leo III with his son Constantine V on the reverse
The Byzantine Empire was ruled by the Isaurian or Syrian dynasty from 711 to 802. The Isaurian emperors were successful in defending and consolidating the Empire against the Caliphate after the onslaught of the early Muslim conquests, but were less successful in Europe, where they suffered setbacks against the Bulgars, had to give up the Exarchate of Ravenna, and lost influence over Italy and the Papacy to the growing power of the Franks.
The Isaurian dynasty is chiefly associated with Byzantine Iconoclasm, an attempt to restore divine favour by purifying the Christian faith from excessive adoration of icons, which resulted in considerable internal turmoil.
By the end of the Isaurian dynasty in 802, the Byzantines were continuing to fight the Arabs and the Bulgars for their very existence, with matters made more complicated with the resurrection of the Western Empire under Charlemagne.
Elaborate Pair of Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistols with Gold Inlaid Accents and Wire Inlaid Stock, circa 1800.
Pointed bronze helmet; shape designed to deflect arrows and holes around bottom served to attach a leather or felt lining; pattern of dots, and crook-shaped bull’s heads framing the Urartian version of the Egyptian sun-disc.
(Source: The British Museum)
Urartu was an ancient kindom located in modern day Armenia and western Turkey.
Perhaps one of the most underrated archaeological sites in Turkey, the ancient Mesopotamian ruins of Dara, located near the Syrian border, in which has actually only been opened to the public fairly recently. The site dates back to the 6th century BC, and was first established as a military headquarters by Persian King Darius I.
Photos courtesy & taken by Natalie Sayin.
Ivan Ayvazovsky View of the Port of Constantinople