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Topkapi Palace Pictures, Photos, Images. Istanbul

Pictures, images & photos of the Topkapı Palace ( Topkapı Sarayı ) Istanbul, Turkey. In 1453 the army of Sultan Mehmed II took Constantinople and finished the Roman ( Byzantine ) Empire. In 1459 Sultan Mehmed began the construction of the Topkapi Palace as his residence. The Palace is really a small fortified town that at its height housed 4000 people and had its own mosques, parkland, hospital, bakery and mint. The Palace compound housed administrative buildings within its outer walls...
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