Queen Mother Apartments in the Harem at Topkapi Palace
The Apartments of the Queen Mother was first constructed in the late 16th century and was rebuilt after the fire of 1666. The Apartments consists of a bedroom and prayer room. The Queen Mother was charged with running the Harem and thus yielded great power. The Imperial Harem was the inner sanctum of the Topkapi Palace where the Sultan and his family lived. Standing on a peninsular overlooking the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign.
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