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By John D. McCann

An emergency can come up at each time. Now each person from the common commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can reap the benefits of those just-in-case kits which can simply keep a existence. construct definitely the right Survival package deals a few kits, from very simple pocket-sized ones with simply the necessities to difficult ones designed for weeks of surviving within the wasteland. The booklet advocates cautious improve making plans and development a personalised equipment particularly adapted to every trip or attainable emergency which may be encountered. Readers will know about the 8 different types of substances: hearth and light-weight, Signaling, Water and foodstuff, guard and safeguard, Knives and instruments, Multi-purpose goods and Miscellaneous goods, and what to pack right into a package for his or her pocket, glove field, four-wheeler, automobile boot, backpack and extra.

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Cover of a Koran, decorated in gold filigree work CLOCKS European clocks given to, or bought by, various sultans form the majority of this collection, despite the fact that there were makers of clocks and watches in Istanbul from the 17th century. The clocks A 17th-century watch made of gold, enamel and precious stones range from simple, weightdriven 16th-century examples to an exquisite 18th-century English mechanism encased in mother-of-pearl and featuring a German organ which played tunes on the hour to the delight of the harem.

CERAMICS Experts and amateurs come from all over the world to view the collection of Chinese ceramics and porcelain on ARCHAEOLOGY display in the kitchens of Topkapı Palace. The earliest The archaeological fruits examples provided the inof the expansive Ottoman spiration for Turkey’s Empire are displayed in the indigenous ceramic Archaeological Museum, production at İznik (see p161). Examples where the exhibits range from St Saviour in Chora of İznik tiles can be monumental 6th-century BC near the city walls seen on the walls of Babylonian friezes to exquis- which has some particTopkapı Palace and ite classical sarcophagi and ularly fine examples in the city’s mosques.

58 I S T A N B U L A R E A B Y A R E A Topkapı Palace: The Harem The word Harem derives from the Arabic for “forbidden”. A Harem was the residence of the sultan’s wives, concubines and children, who were guarded by black slave eunuchs. The sultan and his sons were the only other Stained-glass men allowed access to the window in the Harem, which also included Paired Pavilions the Cage, a set of rooms where the sultan’s brothers were confined to avoid destabilizing succession contests. Topkapı’s Harem was laid out by Sultan Murat III in the late 16th century and is a labyrinth of brilliantly tiled corridors and chambers.

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