Ottoman Empire


Successors of the Roman, Byzantine, and Arabian Empires, the Ottoman reigned for six centuries. They ruled the Mediterranean Sea and the North Africa.

It was not only a political and military domination, but also an unforgettable flowery of all arts, a golden age of the whole XVIth century, involving all kind of craftsmen coming from Iran, Syria, Egypt...


Ottoman Empire and Balkan arms


Ottoman empire yataganOttoman yatagan




Ottoman court daggerOttoman court dagger with gilded scabbard and hilt




Knife from the island of CreteCretan knife









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