Religious life (850 Subjects)
Cemetery near Bucharest.
The mosque built on the site of the temple of Dionysus in Latakia (ancient Laodicea).
View of the mosque built on the site of the temple of Bacchus in Latakia (ancient Laodicea).
The cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa in Tartus, Syria.
Reconstruction of Salomon's temple in Jerusalem.
The Aedicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.
The Calvary Chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.
The cave of Jeremiah in Jerusalem, with reconstruction of the prophet's tomb. The city of Jerusalem in the background.
A sarcophagus from the Tombs of the Kings complex outside Jerusalem.
The Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Adam and Eved according to Islamic tradition.Prophet Muhammad ascends to heaven. Drawing of the Mosque of Mecca (Al-Masjid al-Haram) and the Holy Rock (Kaaba).
The first four Caliphs, heirs of Prophet Muhammad, in chronological order: Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, Umar ibn al-Khattab, Uthman ibn Affan, Ali ibn Abi Talib.
Muslim man performing ritual ablution before prayer.
Muslim man doing his prayers. Depiction of the sequence of Muslim prayer.
Muslim woman doing her prayers. Depiction of the sequence of Muslim prayer.
Open-air praying site; such sites existed on all big commercial routes in the Ottoman Empire.
View of the central nave of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Muslim children in their circumcision costume. Animals destined to be sacrificed on the day of Kurban Bayram.
Rites of passage in the Muslim cemetery of Eyüp, Istanbul.
Official prayer to celebrate the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid) in the presence of the Sultan and other supreme officials, at the mosque of Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia, Mosque of Sultan Ahmed I (Blue Mosque) and Laleli Mosque, Istanbul.
The tomb of Valide Sultan Turhan Hatice, mother of Mehmed IV at the mosque of Valide Sultan or New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in Eminönü, Istanbul.
The tomb of Osman I in Bursa. Ottoman books, probably from one of the public libraries of Istanbul.
The Grand Vizier offers dinner (Ifter) to other Ottoman officials during the Ramadan.
Parade of horses in the Sultans's honour, in the Second Court of Topkapi Palace, on the eve of the Bayram.
Religious ceremony in the Audience Hall of Tokapi Palace on the eve of the Bayram.
Panoramic view of Mecca. On the foreground, the Mosque of Mecca (Al-Masjid al-Haram) and the Holy Rock of Kaaba.
A caravan departs from Istanbul to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan, with sacred camels and gifts from the Sultan.
Camel carrying gifts from the Sultan to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan. Auxiliary camel forming part of the Caravan to Mecca.
Mules of the Imperial Caravan carrying gifts to Mecca from the Sultan, during the Ramadan.