Courtyard of the Eunuchs at the Imperial Harem of Topkapi Palace
The corridor outside the main entrance of the Harem, separating the living quarters of the family, concubines, and Sultan from the Harem Eunuchs. The door leads out into the Nobet Yeri, the sentry post, which is connected to the three main sections of the Harem. The Imperial Harem was the inner sanctum of the Topkapi Palace where the Sultan and his family lived. Standing on a peninsular overlooking the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign.
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