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Roman Arenas, Arles, France ~ Some of the best preserved architecture of the Roman Empire in the world.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

World Empires in 1500 Project, Map, & Notes

World History interactive notebook page on the World at 1500. Includes notes and pictures for the Ottomans, Ming China, Mughal Empire, Japan, Songhai, Inca, Mayans, and more.


The 7 Most Terrifying Pirates from History

Hayreddin Barbarossa, or Barbarossa (c. 1478 – 4 July 1546), was an Ottoman Turkish admiral who dominated the Mediterranean for decades.

OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent in Istanbul, 1500s.

Built in 1881, the Vaile Mansion in Independence, Missouri stands as one of our nation’s premiere example of Second Empire victorian architecture.

from Turkish Travel Blog - My Travels Around Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey : Photos, History and Guide

Another angle of the chandelier in the Reception Room at Dolmabahce palace in Istanbul.

Hürrem Sultan c. 1502 – 15 April 1558; also known as La Rossa or Roxelana; was the favorite consort and later the legal wife of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and the mother of Şehzade Mehmed, Mihrimah Sultan, Şehzade Abdullah, Sultan Selim II, Şehzade Bayezid and Şehzade Cihangir. She was one of the most powerful and influential women in Ottoman history and a prominent figure during the era known as the Sultanate of Women. She was "Haseki Sultan" (chief wife of the Sultan) when her…

Sultan Abdülmecid I ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1823 to 1861. He was most famous for his efforts in trying to unite and modernize the Ottoman Empire through the Tanzimat reforms. However the sultan’s greatest act of kindness was in 1847 as Ireland was in the grips of the Great Famine. After hearing about the famine from his Irish doctor, Abdülmecid had decided to send 10,000 pounds in aid. However Queen Victoria, who only sent 2000 pounds to help Ireland, did not want to be outdone…