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Galata Tower
The Galata
Galata
Tower
Tower
( Galata
Galata
Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower
Tower
of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/ Karaköy
Karaköy
quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul's historic peninsula and its environs.Contents1 Description 2 History 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 References and notes 6 External linksDescription[edit] The nine-story tower is 66.90 m (219.5 ft) (62.59 m (205.3 ft) without the ornament on top, 51.65 m (169.5 ft) at the observation deck), and was the city's tallest structure when it was built
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Chora Church
The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (Greek: Ἐκκλησία τοῦ Ἁγίου Σωτῆρος ἐν τῇ Χώρᾳ, Turkish: Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, Kariye Kilisesi) is a medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox church preserved as the Chora Museum
Museum
in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Istanbul.[1] The neighborhood is situated in the western part of the municipality (belediye) of the Fatih
Fatih
district. In the 16th century, during the Ottoman era, the church was converted into a mosque; it became a museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine mosaics and frescoes; they were uncovered and restored after the building was secularized and turned into a museum.Depiction of the Chora Church, c. 1900Chora Church, Istanbul, Turkey, 1903. Survey 1903
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Paris
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Paris
Paris
(French pronunciation: ​[paʁi] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city in France, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and an official population of 2,206,488 (2015).[5] The city is a commune and department, and the heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre (4,638-square-mile) Île-de-
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Aviator
An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls. Some other aircrew members, such as navigators or flight engineers, are also considered aviators, because they are involved in operating the aircraft's navigation and engine systems. Other aircrew members such as flight attendants, mechanics and ground crew, are not classified as aviators. In recognition of the pilots' qualifications and responsibilities, most militaries and many airlines worldwide award aviator badges to their pilots, and this includes naval aviators.Contents1 History 2 Civilian2.1 Airline2.1.1 Automation2.2 Africa
Africa
and Asia 2.3 Canada 2.4 United States3 Military 4 Unmanned aerial vehicles 5 Space 6 Pilot certifications 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] Hot air balloon
Hot air balloon
pilot and passenger in basketThis section needs expansion
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Üsküdar
Üsküdar
Üsküdar
(Turkish pronunciation: [ysˈcydaɾ]), formerly known as Scutari (Scutàrion, Σκουτάριον in Greek), is a large and densely populated district and municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus. It is bordered on the north by Beykoz, on the east by Ümraniye, on the southeast by Ataşehir, on the south by Kadıköy, and on the west by the Bosphorus, with the areas of Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, and Eminönü
Eminönü
on the opposite shore. It is home to about half a million people
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Anatolia
Anatolia
Anatolia
(Modern Greek: Ανατολία, Anatolía, from Ἀνατολή, Anatolḗ, modern pronunciation Anatolí;[needs IPA] Turkish: Anadolu "east" or "(sun)rise"), also known as Asia
Asia
Minor (in Medieval and Modern Greek: Μικρά Ἀσία, Mīkrá AsíaTurkish: Küçük Asya, , modern pronunciation Mikrá Asía – "small Asia"), Asian Turkey, the Anatolian peninsula, or the Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey. The region is bounded by the Black Sea
Black Sea
to the north, the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the south, and the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
to the west
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Lagari Hasan Çelebi
Lagâri Hasan Çelebi was an Ottoman aviator who, according to a sole account written by traveller Evliya Çelebi, made a successful manned rocket flight.Contents1 Account 2 Popular culture 3 See also 4 ReferencesAccount[edit] Evliya Çelebi reported that in 1633, Lagari Hasan Çelebi launched in a 7-winged rocket using 50 okka (140 lbs) of gunpowder from Sarayburnu, the point below Topkapı Palace in Istanbul. The flight was said to be undertaken at the time of the birth of sultan Murad IV's daughter
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Rocket
A rocket (from Italian rocchetto "bobbin")[nb 1][1] is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine. Rocket engine
Rocket engine
exhaust is formed entirely from propellant carried within the rocket before use.[2] Rocket
Rocket
engines work by action and reaction and push rockets forward simply by expelling their exhaust in the opposite direction at high speed, and can therefore work in the vacuum of space. In fact, rockets work more efficiently in space than in an atmosphere. Multistage rockets are capable of attaining escape velocity from Earth and therefore can achieve unlimited maximum altitude. Compared with airbreathing engines, rockets are lightweight and powerful and capable of generating large accelerations
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Gunpowder
Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It consists of a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate (saltpeter)
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Selim III
Selim III
Selim III
(Ottoman Turkish: سليم ثالث Selīm-i sālis) (24 December 1761 – 28 July 1808) was the reform-minded Sultan
Sultan
of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
from 1789 to 1807. The Janissaries
Janissaries
eventually deposed and imprisoned him, and placed his cousin Mustafa on the throne as Mustafa IV. Selim was subsequently killed by a group of assassins. Selim III
Selim III
was the son of Sultan
Sultan
Mustafa III
Mustafa III
and his wife Mihrişah Sultan. His mother Mihrişah Sultan
Mihrişah Sultan
originated in Georgia and when she became the Valide Sultan, she participated in reforming the government schools and establishing political corporations
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Pierre Prévost (painter)
Pierre Prévost (7 December 1764 – 30 August 1823) was the first French panorama painter. Born in the city of Montigny-le-Gannelon, he was a student of Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. He died in Paris and is buried there in the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Panoramas[edit]View of Paris from the Tuileries, with the help of Constant Bourgeois, Denis Fontaine and Jean Mouchet The evacuation of Toulon by English in 1793 Panorama
Panorama
of Lyon View of Amsterdam Panorama
Panorama
of Rome Panorama
Panorama
of Naples Fleet at Boulogne preparing to invade England View of the meeting between French and Russian Emperors at Tilsitt Battle of Wagram Panorama
Panorama
of Jerusalem Panorama
Panorama
of AthensReferences[edit]Michaud et Michaud, Biographie universelle, ancienne et moderne, t. 36, Paris, L. G
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Eminönü
Eminönü
Eminönü
is a former district of Istanbul
Istanbul
in Turkey, currently a quarter of Fatih, the province's capital district. This is the heart of the walled city of Constantine, the focus of a history of incredible richness. Eminönü
Eminönü
covers roughly the area on which the ancient Byzantium
Byzantium
was built. The Galata Bridge
Galata Bridge
crosses the Golden Horn into Eminönü
Eminönü
and the mouth of the Bosphorus opens into the Marmara Sea. And up on the hill stands Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) and Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia
(Aya Sofya). Thus Eminönü
Eminönü
is the main tourist destination in Istanbul
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Seyahatname
Seyāḥat-nāme (Persian/Ottoman Turkish: سياحت نامه, "book of travels") is the name of a literary form and tradition whose examples can be found throughout centuries in the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
around the Islamic world, starting with the Arab
Arab
travellers of the Umayyad period. In a more specific sense, the name refers to the travel notes by the Ottoman Turkish traveller Evliya Çelebi
Evliya Çelebi
(1611–1682). The Seyahâtnâme of Evliya Çelebi
Evliya Çelebi
is an outstanding example of this tradition. The author’s personal name is unknown, and “Evliya” is only his pen name, which he adopted in honor of his teacher, Evliya Mehmed Efendi. Evliya Çelebi’s father was the chief jeweller to the courts, and thanks to the talent of his father Evliya was allowed to enjoy the favor of the court
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Genoese Colonies
Genoese may refer to:a person from Genoa Genoese dialect, a dialect of the Ligurian language Republic of Genoa
Genoa
(c. 1100–1805), a former state in LiguriaSee also[edit]Genovese, a surname Genovesi, a surnameThis disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Genoese. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link
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List Of Towers
This is a list of extant towers that fulfill the engineering definition of a tower: "a tall human structure, always taller than it is wide, meant for public or regular operational access by humans, but not for living in or office work, and are self-supporting or free-standing, which means no guy-wires for support."[1] The definition means the exclusion from this list of continuously habitable buildings and skyscrapers as well as radio and TV masts. Also excluded from this list because they are not designed for public or regular operational access are bridge towers or pylons, chimneys, transmission towers, sculptures and most large statues and obelisks. Towers are most often built to use their height for various purposes and can stand alone or as part of a larger structure
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World Digital Library
The World Digital Library
World Digital Library
(WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO
UNESCO
and the United States Library of Congress. The WDL has stated that its mission is to promote international and intercultural understanding, expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet, provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences, and to build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and among countries.[1] It aims to expand non-English and non-western content on the Internet, and contribute to scholarly research
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