The most exquisite memories of the
Ottoman history are brought back to life with this album of photographs from the
In the 1880s upon an order of Sultan Abdülhamid II, Mecca and
Medina, the two sanctuaries of Islam, were photographed and catalogued, together
with thousands of other frames that portrayed the Ottoman lands. There are over
80 photographs in the album showing us what these holy cities looked like in the
19th century and what they have lost over the course of time.
of the Kaba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Prophets Mosque in Medina,
cemeteries of Jannat al-Mualla and Jannat al-Baqi, tombs of Khadija and
Ajyad fortress and Ottoman barracks, Mina, Mount Arafat, the Beirut Port and the
cities of Lebanon.
The book has velvet cover similar to the original Yildiz
albums of Sultan Abdulhamid II.
* Hardbound with velvet
* 12.4 x 10.2 inches, 140
* The Kaba & The
Prophet's Mosque in Medina.
* Tombs of Bibi Khadija
and Hamza, peace be upon them.
* Cemeteries of Jannat al-mualla
and Jannat al-Baqi