Ancient Kings

Ancient Kings

Sultan Selim III

Selim III (Ottoman Turkish: سليم ثالث, Selim; 24 December 1761 – 28 July 1808) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. Regarded as an enlightened ruler, the Janissaries eventually deposed and imprisoned him, and placed his cousin Mustafa on the throne as Mustafa IV. Selim was subsequently killed by a group of …

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Sultan Osman Gazi

Osman I or Osman Ghazi (Ottoman Turkish: عثمان غازى, romanized: ʿOsmān Ġāzī; Turkish: I. Osman or Osman Gazi; died 1323/4), sometimes transliterated archaically as Othman, was the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps it is the scarcity of information about the life of the founder of the Ottoman dynasty that makes it all the more intriguing. Historians …

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Terracotta Army

New sculptures have been discovered in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, which is famous for being guarded by the Terracotta Army, the thousands of sculptures of soldiers made from clay. Archeologists excavating the burial pit in the huge tomb in the city of Xian discovered 1,400 new soldier statues, …

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Sultan Murad V

Sultan Murad V was the eldest son of Sultan Abdülmecid. He was born to Şevkefza Kadınefendi in 1842. He received a good education from the famous teachers of the time. He traveled with his father to Thessaloniki and Aegean islands . His brother, Sultan Vahideddin once said, “We were eight brothers; the most valuable among …

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