Topkapi Palace Imperial Harem
The Courtyard of the Favorites in the Imperial Harem of Topkapi Palace. 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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16th century 17th century Asia Constantinople Courtyard of the Eunichs Eurasia Europe Harem-i Hümayûn Imperial Harem Istanbul Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Middle East Ottoman Empire Ottoman architecture Sultan Topkapi Palace Topkapı Palace Topkapı Saray Turkey harem privy chambers royal apartments
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