National Geographic : 1939 Jan
±U 1National Leograpnic society Finlay Photograph by Bernard F.Rogers, Jr. NOT A TRIUMPHAL ARCH, BUT THIS MOSQUE DOME MARKED THE VICTORIES OF SOLIMAN AT BELGRADE, RHODES, AND BAGHDAD Below the unequal minarets, whose ten galleries indicate that Soliman was the tenth in line from Osman, lies the Golden Horn. The mosque has two lustrous stained-glass windows which were brought from Persia as spoils. Contemporary of HenryVIII ofEngland and Charles VofGermany, Soliman the Magnificent extended his empire to the gates of Vienna and across North Africa. Beneaththe University (foreground) lay the Forum of Theodosius I. The Golden Age of Byzantium and that of the Ottomans had their monuments on this, the third ofConstantinople's seven hills.