Example sentences for: ottomans

How can you use “ottomans” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Jerusalem fell to the Ottomans in 1517, remaining under their control for 400 years.

  • Subsequent “licences” granted by the Ottomans to European nobles saw many prize friezes disappear to archaeological collections around Europe, including the Elgin marbles (ornately carved pediments) that were taken to London by Lord Elgin.

  • Following this debacle, the Ottomans then allied themselves to Germany in the World War I, losing more territory with the defeat of the Germans in that war.

  • The temple, built on the remains of an older Mycenaean wall, offers excellent views across the surrounding landscape, and this location was prized by the Ottomans, who tore down the structure to build a defensive battery.

  • Under the Ottomans it held the main market and despite the great amount of archaeological excavation that has taken place since the 1820s, it still retains the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar.


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