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The Tulip Gardens of Sultan Ahmed III

Architecture News - Jun 13, 2010 - 02:14   6358 views

For a time in the eighteenth century the bulbs of tulips that matched the Turkish ideal traded in Constantinople for quantities of gold. This was during the reign of Sultan Ahmed III, from 1703 to 1730, a period known to Turkish historians as the lale devri, or Tulip Era. The sultan was ruled bye his passion for the flower, so much so that he imported bulbs by the millions from Holland