Suleiman the Magnificent

Islamic artworks go under the hammer at Sotheby’s

Some of the best examples of artwork from the Islamic world, including a portrait of the great Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, will go under the hammer at Britain's famous auction house Sotheby's on May 1.
The collection titled "Arts of the Islamic World" has 311 pieces that will find new owners in the auction to be held on May 1.

Matrakçı Nasuh opens in Rome

An exhibition titled "Matrakçı Nasuh: A 16th Century Genius," featuring works by the famous 16th-century Ottoman philosopher, mathematician and historian Matrakçı Nasuh, opens today in Italian capital Rome. 

The exhibition is hosted by the Societa Geografica Italiana Foundation, which has Europe's most important map archive and library, as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. 

Documentary reveals adventures of Ottoman sailor Piri Reis, Christopher Columbus

Researcher and documentary maker Gülşah Çeliker has pushed the button to make a documentary on the famous 16th century Ottoman admiral, cartographer and sailor Piri Reis.

Çeliker, who made her name heard with the project on Turkey's first female fighter pilot, Sabiha Gökçen, says she is very excited to present the 75-minute documentary to Turkish and international audiences.