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Location of  Malta  (green circle) – in Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NuclearVacuum File:Location European nation states.svg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: OCHA

Valletta, Malta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Briangotts at en.wikipediaOwn work 

Grand Harbour, Malta

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Briangotts at en.wikipediaOwn work 

Grand Master Pierre d’Aubusson with senior knights, wearing the “Rhodian cross” on their habits. Dedicatory miniature in Gestorum Rhodie obsidionis commentarii (account of the Siege of Rhodes of 1480), BNF Lat 6067 fol. 3v, dated 1483/4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The siege of Malta (1565) – Arrival of the Turkish Fleet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Matteo Perez d’Aleccio – Wikimedia

Mdina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: By Berthold Werner – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17444612

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XwejnusgozoOwn work (north pointer from File:North Pointer.svg)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles-Philippe Larivière Own work, PHGCOM, photographed at Versailles

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mdina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Frank VincentzOwn work

Aerial view of Mdina and its fortifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: R MuscatMdina

From top: Skyline, Cathedral, Main Gate, Palazzo Santa Sofia, Palazzo Vilhena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Xwejnusgozo (montage) Ies, Jean-Christophe BENOIST, Mboesch and Tony Hisgett (original photos)

Janissaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Richard Knötel http://warfare.ml/Ottoman/Ottoman.htm

Janissary, before 1657

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration of boys for the devşirme. Ottoman miniature painting from the Süleymanname, 1558

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Ali Amir Beg (fl. 1558) Süleymannâme, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace Museum Janissary Recruitment in the Balkans 

Cyclades island group, Greece

Nomos_Kykladon.jpg

Source: PitichinaccioOwn work

Mykonos island

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: PitichinaccioOwn work

Ano Mera village, Mykonos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Bgabel at wikivoyage shared

Mykonos Windmills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz)Own work

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