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Abandoned Ottoman Train That Tell The Story of a Once Great Empire

An Abandoned Ottoman train tells the story of how great the ottoman empire once was. At the heights of its power, the ottoman empire stretches out from the fringes of the Caspian see to the edge of the Mediterranean.

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An empire in which political and religious power had dominated across the middle east, northern Africa, and Europe for a period more 500-old-years. Its slow demise from power was precipitated by internal and external causes.

The formal Turkish sultanate created by the Ottomans Turks in the 13 century and lasted until the end of the first World War, when it disintegrated.

There is nothing more profound to tell the power once wielded by this great empire than the old abandoned Ottoman train from the Hejaz Railway which sits abandoned in the Arabian desert for over a century.

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The single-track railway that runs alongside Highway 15 for some 250 miles and the old Hejaz Railway was originally commissioned by Abdülhamid II to link Istanbul, capital of the Islamic Caliphate, to the holy city of Medina.

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The Abandoned train tells a lot of the role played by the internal and external forces to the eventual disintegration of the once great Islamic empire.

In March 1917 during the First World War, the newly constructed railway line was bombed by the T.E Lawrence and a group of the Hashemites rebels.

Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, also known as the Lawrence of Arabia a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer, played a significant role in the Arab Revolt and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

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T.E Lawrence during the Arab Revolt, which ambushed Ottoman trains. On October 30, 1915, the Turks had built and opened a military railway from the Hejaz line to Beersheba,

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The abandoned ottoman train and railway in Wadi Rum, Jordan tell a lot of how the noble House of Osman wanted to unite the Ummah and make the Hajj easier.

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