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Istanbul june 2008 3035.jpg
20-JUN-2008

Istanbul june 2008 3035.jpg

Desk belonging to Abdulhamid II, a gift from his daughter. From the Wikipedia: Abdülhamid II His Imperial Majesty, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (Ottoman Turkish: عبد الحميد ثانی `Abdü’l-Ḥamīd-i sânî, Turkish: İkinci Abdülhamit) (September 21, 1842 – February 10, 1918) was the 34th sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He oversaw a period of decline in the power and extent of the Empire, ruling from August 31, 1876 until he was deposed on April 27, 1909. Abdülhamid II was the last Ottoman Sultan to rule with absolute power.

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