Map of Constantinople (modern Istanbul), by Florentine cartographer Cristoforo Buondelmonti. The oldest surviving map of the city, and the only surviving map which predates the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in
The Minaret of Samarra is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil . The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge.
Turkey: Hagia Sophia formerly St. Sophia Cathedral, the crown of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. Sophia, Russian emissaries returned to the Czar saying the cathedral was so beautiful it was as if heaven were on earth (paraphrased).
The Beylerbeyi Palace Beylerbeyi meaning "Lord of Lords" is located in the Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the it is now situated immediately north of t