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Circumcision ceremonies of the future Mehmed III, in 1582-The departure of the prince's party from the Eski Saray (old palace), to the Hippodrome-Şehinşahname written by Seyyid Lokman, 1595-7, illustrated by Nakkas 'Osman

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It reached its present form in the 13th century after gaining prominence during the existence of the Empire of Trebizond. While the Emperors Basil and John II had endowed the monastery richly, it was during the reign of Alexios III (1349 - 1390) that Sumela received its most important largess: according to legend, the young Alexios was saved from a storm by the Virgin, and was bidden by her to restore the monastery.

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Iznik tile decoration, Mausoleum of Mehmet III October November 2009 Istanbul Turkey Sultanahmet Mausoleum of Mehmed III Mehmet Iznik tile decoration blue

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Sultan Mehmed III, 1595-1603, portrait from nineteenth century manuscript no 3109, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

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A firework display - Episode from the circumcision ceremonies of the future Mehmed III, in 1582.

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