Beyond the headlines in our current times,the “golden age of Islam” in the eighth and ninth centuries was as significant to world history as the Roman Empire was in the first and second centuries with Baghdad at the centre of it all
New unearthed temples were found at Dogi Gel -- "Red Hill" -- located just several hundred metres from Kerma, where Bonnet and his team have been digging for decades.
Prisoners of Pleven lies in the Turkish Martyrdom in Latvia Despite anti-Ottoman Russian propaganda the Estonian people have established friendly relations with the captured Turks and helped with food and clothing.
One of the most important architectural heritage left by the Ottoman's cities are the clock towers that extends from the Balkans to the Middle East.
Built in 1452 and ruined in the 18th century, the minaret and the wall of Ebul Feth Mosque is standing. Expected to be restored again, the elite group is opposing.
Now a museum, Goree Island is a focal point for African-Americans who wish to explore their African heritage.
Today, the suburb Greenwich, in London is used as the First Meridian when determining geographical location and time. It has been recently discovered that during the Ottoman empire however the Hagia Sophia Mosque was accepted and used as the First Meridian.
Though the name ‘Baghdad’ is synonymous with the Islamic Golden age, it in fact never even existed in the collective consciousness of the Muslim empire until 130 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
While it is not quite clear when exactly the Fethiye Mosque in Athens was constructed, it is believed that its design was a basis for the designs of many of Istanbul’s prestigious mosques, including Sultanahmet.
How did the Germans, who are famous for their fondness of beer, greet the introduction of the first coffee house?
Having been ruled by Ottomans for so long, Sofia unfortunately lost its unique historical architectural background and identity due to ideologically motivated steps taken to erase Ottoman remnants in the city.
The largest mosque in Lebanon has many architectural similarities with the gigantic Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Kairouan is the first city where the Azan, Islamic call for pray, was practiced in Africa.
Goynuk village still protects its historical Ottoman silhouette.