Constantinople Tour Of Istanbul Discovering The Byzantine Empire
Constantinople was a great city of the history. It was established as the capital of Great Roman Empire and later became the capital of Byzantine Empire, which is originally known as the Eastern Roman Empire in the history.
The name Constantinople, evolved to Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire domination in the city. Today Istanbul is not a capital city anymore. However it is considered as the largest and most important city of Turkey. Read More
Top Things To Do In Istanbul 2018
Istanbul city located on Asia and Europe. This unique location makes it a bridge between the two ancient continents. This strategical location determined the destiny of city as well. It’s been a home to great empires. First the Emperor Constantine the Great discovered its unique beauty and made it his own capital, by naming it Constantinople. From then on the city became the capital of Roman Empire. Afterwards capital of Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire. Altough it’s not a capital anymore, Istanbul is still the most important city of Turkey. Read More
Private Ephesus Tours With Local Tour Guides 2018
Ephesus Antique City is the gem of Turkey. The Anatolia peninsula has always been the cradle of civilizations in the history. Anatolia is a home to remarkable Greek and Roman heritage too. Therefore there are a lot of ancient cities and ruins all over the Turkey. However, the Ephesus is the most precious and most visited ancient city in Turkey left from the antique ages.
The famous Library of Celsus and Temple of Artemis makes Ephesus, a prominent antique city of ancient Anatolia (also known as Asia Minor).
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tours 2018
Attending to one of the Bosphorus Cruise Tours is a must activity in Istanbul. There are basically four options to choose: Sehir Hatlari, Turyol Boats, Travel Agencies or Private Yachts. Read More
Best Places To Eat Breakfast With Bosphorus View In Istanbul
Istanbulites love having breakfast outside on weekends. First choice for a family breakfast would definitely be somewhere with the Bosphorus view. Therefore, in my small list of breakfast places, 4 of them out of 5 located at the Bosphorus shores. Read More
Metro Maps Of Istanbul 2017
Istanbul metro system growing quickly for the last couple of years. Several lines have come into use and many of them on the way too. Therefore the Istanbul metro map should be updated frequently.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality released the latest maps of Istanbul metro lines. These updated maps are attached to this blog post. Read More
Maps Of Byzantine Empire And Constantinople
Byzantine Empire is literally established by the Emperor Theodosios in 395 A.D. Following the division of the Great Roman Empire by the will of Theodosios, his sons inherited their shares. Read More
Map Of Roman Empire With History And Facts
Romans built a great empire upon the foundations of Ancient Greece and left a splendid heritage regarding military, administration, architecture and law. In this context, they have built the administrative and legal foundations western civilization of today. Read More
History Of Turkish Anatolian Carpets And Rugs
The history of Turkish rugs date back to the nomadic times of the Turkish clans of the Central Asia steps. Carpet had a powerful effectiveness in nomadic Turcoman clans. Because the hordes moving very often and lived in tents, carpets were very portable objects which made the ground easy to step on.
Initially, carpets were used due to its functionality and later it had decorative features in order to adapt to colors of the tents and surrounding environment.
Almost every city of Anatolia (Asia Minor) has carpets with distinctive adornment and colours. These hand-made art pieces reflect a tradition that is passed on from one generation another. Read More
Map Of Ottoman Empire With History And Facts
Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299 by Osman Ghazi and consistently grew from 1299 to 1683. The first 10 rulers of the Ottoman Empire is considered as the most successful kings.
Ottomans Kings carried these titles: Sultan (Arabic: King, Ruler), Padişah (Persian: Shah Of the World), Khan (Turkish: Referring to ancestors from Central Asia)
Additionally the first two rulers, Osman I and Orhan were called as Ghazi (The warrior) since the Ottomans were no more than a warlike principality then. Murad I (1362-1389) considered as the first Sultan, since he built the foundations of Ottoman army, society, laws of the Ottoman State.
The Ottoman Sultans also carried the title of Caliph (Halife) from the time of Selim I (1512-1520). Caliph is an Islamic title. Meaning the spiritual leader of Islamic World. This religious title was used by the Ottoman Sultans after the conquest of Mecca and Medina.