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Background imageConstantinople Collection: Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c

Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c
3545931 Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c.1727-30 (oil on canvas) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737); 90x121 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageConstantinople Collection: An Albanian

An Albanian man. From: A journey through Albania and other provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, during the years 1809 and 1810.. Date: 1813

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The Entry of Mehmed II Into Constantinople. After the painting by French artist Jean-Joseph

The Entry of Mehmed II Into Constantinople. After the painting by French artist Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. Mehmed II, also known as Mehmed the Conqueror, 1432 - 1481

Background imageConstantinople Collection: THE VIRGIN OF VLADIMIR. Russian icon painted at Constantinople, c1131

THE VIRGIN OF VLADIMIR. Russian icon painted at Constantinople, c1131

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Ottoman Empire / Map 16C

Ottoman Empire / Map 16C
Istanbul in the 16th century, after the Turks captured it. The map is entitled Byzantium, now Constantinople

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Orient Express Postcard

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

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Our Lady of Vladimir. beg. 12th c. Icon moved

Our Lady of Vladimir. beg. 12th c. Icon moved from Constantinople to Kiev in 1136 and Vladimir in 1155. Iconographic type Eleusa or Virgin of Tenderness. Byzantine art. Tempera on wood. RUSSIA

Background imageConstantinople Collection: A New Map of the Roman Empire, from A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, pub

A New Map of the Roman Empire, from A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, pub
BAL42841 A New Map of the Roman Empire, from A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, pub. by Bassett & Chiswell, 1676 (hand coloured plate engraving) by Speed

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Antique map of Constantinople, present day Istanbul

Antique map of Constantinople, present day Istanbul

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

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

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Greek fire. Miniature from the Madrid Skylitzes, 11th-12th century. Artist: Anonymous

Greek fire. Miniature from the Madrid Skylitzes, 11th-12th century. Artist: Anonymous
Greek fire. Miniature from the Madrid Skylitzes, 11th-12th century. Found in the collection of the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: GEUR2A-00123

GEUR2A-00123
Russian Cossacks sending a message of scorn to the Turkish army in Constantinople. Printed color halftone reproduction of a painting

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: St John Chrysostom / Butle

St John Chrysostom / Butle
SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Syrian prelate of Antioch archbishop of Constantinople, banished by royals but loved by populace. His name means golen-mouthed given him

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Siege of Constantinople

Siege of Constantinople
SIEGE OF CONSTANTINOPLE The Turks under Sultan Mehmed II besiege the Byzantine capital; both sides use Greek Fire against the other

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Siege of Constantinople

Siege of Constantinople
SIEGE OF CONSTANTINOPLE Turkish Sultan Mehmed II enters the captured city after a six-week siege

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: Poster advertising Royal Mail Line trips to Venice

Poster advertising Royal Mail Line trips to Venice
Poster advertising Royal Mail Line autumn cruises to Venice, also calling at the Dalmatian Coast, Athens, Corfu and Constantinople. Showing a gondola on the canal below the Bridge of Sighs

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Constantine the Great. Roman Emperor from 306-337. Constanti

Constantine the Great. Roman Emperor from 306-337. Constanti
Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) (272-337). Roman Emperor from 306-337. Know for being the first roman emperor to convert to christianity

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Interior of the Harem with a scribe

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

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II in Turkish uniform and fez, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II in Turkish uniform and fez, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, seen here in Constantinople wearing Turkish style uniform, including a fez, during the First World War. Date: circa 1917

Background imageConstantinople Collection: St John Chrysostom / Theve

St John Chrysostom / Theve
SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Archbishop of Constantinople, noted preacher, exiled by the rich and powerful for his outspoken views Date: circa 347 - 407

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The oath of Justinian II

The oath of Justinian II
908883 The oath of Justinian II by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951); (add.info.: Hutchinsons History of the Nations published Hutchinson & Co circa 1920)

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Aqueducts (litho)

Aqueducts (litho)
5996452 Aqueducts (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aqueducts.); © Look and Learn

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: Benjamin Constant 1845-1902, French artist. The Entry of Mehmet II into Constantinople

Benjamin Constant 1845-1902, French artist. The Entry of Mehmet II into Constantinople 1876

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: TURKISH ASTRONOMERS. Astronomers in the Istanbul observatory

TURKISH ASTRONOMERS. Astronomers in the Istanbul observatory. Ottoman manuscript illumination, late 16th century

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: Constantine XI Palaeolog

Constantine XI Palaeolog
CONSTANTINE XI PALAEOLOGUS The last Byzantine Emperor, who died trying to save Constantinople from the Turks

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The foundation of Constantinople by Emperor Constantinople the great who transferred the imperiale

The foundation of Constantinople by Emperor Constantinople the great who transferred the imperiale capital to
ELD4886070 The foundation of Constantinople by Emperor Constantinople the great who transferred the imperiale capital to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople

Background imageConstantinople Collection: France / Iraq: Vintage Orient Express poster London to Baghdad in Eight Days featuring

France / Iraq: Vintage Orient Express poster London to Baghdad in Eight Days featuring the Ctesiphon Arch near Baghdad
The Orient Express was the name of a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL)

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Turkish baths, late 16th century (w / c on paper)

Turkish baths, late 16th century (w / c on paper)
CHT163257 Turkish baths, late 16th century (w/c on paper) by German School, (16th century); Private Collection; eArchives Charmet; German, out of copyright

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Artist: Chatzis, Vasilios (1870-1915)

The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Artist: Chatzis, Vasilios (1870-1915)
The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Private Collection

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: DELACROIX: CRUSADES, 1204. Entry of Crusaders into Constantinople in 1204

DELACROIX: CRUSADES, 1204. Entry of Crusaders into Constantinople in 1204. Oil on canvas by Eugene Delacroix, 1840

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

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

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

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

Background imageConstantinople 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 imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Galata Ferryboats - Golden Horn

Istanbul, Turkey - Galata Ferryboats - Golden Horn
Ferryboats and boatmen moored close to the Bridge and Quay at Galata, Constantinople, Turkey, ready to provide transport across the Golden Horn. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageConstantinople 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



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"Journey through Time: Exploring the Rich Heritage of Constantinople" Step into the enchanting world of Constantinople, a city steeped in history and cultural treasures. From its early days as the Byzantine capital to its transformation into Istanbul, this captivating destination has witnessed countless tales unfold. Immerse yourself in the spiritual realm with "The Virgin of Vladimir, " a Russian icon painted in Constantinople during 1131. Its intricate details and divine aura transport you back to an era where faith was at the heart of everyday life. As you delve deeper, discover the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire through an antique map from the 16th century. Trace its vast territories and marvel at how this empire shaped not only Constantinople but also much of Eastern Europe and Asia Minor. Travel back in time aboard the Orient Express with a vintage postcard that captures both luxury and adventure. Imagine embarking on a journey filled with intrigue, traversing continents while relishing breathtaking landscapes along your way to Constantinople. Witness art's power to transcend time as you encounter "Our Lady of Vladimir, " an iconic masterpiece originating from the 12th century. This sacred relic moved hearts across generations, reminding us that beauty endures even amidst changing times. Uncover secrets hidden within ancient maps depicting present-day Istanbul (formerly known as Constantinople). These cartographic gems offer glimpses into past civilizations' boundaries and trade routes that once thrived within these vibrant streets. Experience warfare like never before through a miniature depiction showcasing Greek fire—a fearsome weapon employed by Byzantine forces during battles fought centuries ago. The anonymous artist's skill brings forth vivid imagery that ignites curiosity about military tactics used in defense or conquests throughout history. Expand your knowledge further with "A New Map of Roman Empire. " This visual treasure provides insights into one of humanity's greatest empires, revealing how it influenced cultures far beyond its borders—leaving indelible imprints on Constantinople's legacy.