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Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator

Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator was an Egyptian king of the Ptolemaic period. His reign is controversial, it is possible that he did not reign at all, but was only granted royal dignity posthumously, he was a son of Ptolemy VI Cleopatra II of Egypt. Ptolemy VII's identity is unclear. According to one reconstruction, he was the son of Ptolemy VI Philometor and Cleopatra II of Egypt, he reigned with his father in 145 BC, for a short time after that, was murdered by his uncle, Ptolemy VIII Physcon, who succeeded him. Alternatively, some scholars identify Ptolemy Neos Philopator with Ptolemy Memphites, a son of Ptolemy VIII and Cleopatra II, murdered by his father about 132/131 BC after his mother had tried to depose Physcon and proclaim their son king. By tradition, the numbering of the Ptolemies is kept intact; the numbering is reversed, Ptolemy VIII Physcon is numbered as Ptolemy VII, with a boy-king – the one named Ptolemy Memphites, most – numbered Ptolemy VIII. This lowers the numbering of all the Ptolemies, until Caesarion is Ptolemy XIV.

Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator entry in historical sourcebook by Mahlon H. Smith

Badminton Asia Championships

The Badminton Asia Championships is a tournament organized by the Badminton Asia to crown the best badminton players in Asia. The tournament started in 1962 and is held annually since 1991; the event had been played rotated between team and individual competitions before the team event nulled since 1994. At the 2003 event however, there is a controversy when China decided to pull out from the tournament at the last minute. Head coach Li Yongbo said that the tournament did not award any ranking points for 2004 Summer Olympics event and wanted to give the players more time to rest; some of the top players willing to pull out from the tournament since the competitiveness of the event was low. The table below gives an overview of all host countries of the Asia Championships. Men's team competition started in 1962 and last played in 1993. In 2016, Badminton Asia decided to create a new men's and women's team championships which serves as qualification tournament for the Thomas and Uber Cups Finals.

Another new team tournament using mixed team format, named as Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship, was initiated in 2017. Both championships are biennial, thus following the same pattern as Thomas & Uber Cups finals and the Sudirman Cup. from 1988 to present. From 2016 to present. From 2017 to present. List of players who have won Asia Championships and won the BWF World Championships to become both the Asian Champion and World Champion. Below is the list of the most successful players in the Badminton Asia Championships, with 3 or more gold medals. MS: Men's singles. China has been the most successful in the Asia Championships, they were the only country to achieve a shutout of the medals which they did in 2011. BOLD means overall winner of that Asia Championships Asian Junior Badminton Championships Historical Results of Asia Championships All Details Results

EyĆ¼p Cemetery

The Eyüp Cemetery, aka Eyüp Sultan Cemetery, is a historic burial ground located in the Eyüp district, on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. It is administered by the General Directorate of Foundations. One of the oldest and largest Muslim cemeteries in Istanbul, it hosts graves of Ottoman sultans and court members, grand viziers, high-ranked religious authorities, civil servants and military commanders as well as intellectuals, scientists and poets; the cemetery was popular with Ottoman people, as they wanted to be buried next to the tomb of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, in Ottoman Turkish Ebu Eyyûb el-Ensarî. A close companion of Prophet Muhammad, he died during a raid against the Byzantine capital Constantinople and wanted to be buried as close as possible to the city walls. After the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, a tomb was constructed above his grave and a mosque, called today the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, was built in his honor. From that time on, the area now known as Eyüp has become sacred, many prominent Ottoman people requested burial in proximity of Abu Ayyub.

The Eyüp Cemetery is situated on the western bank of the Golden Horn just outside the historic Walls of Constantinople. It stretches between the Golden Horn's shore up to Karyağdı Slope, further to Edirnekapı. Road construction works and nationalization around Golden Horn did great damage to the graves. Among the most interesting graves are of those of the Ottoman-era public executioners, they were not allowed to be buried in public cemeteries, a separate burial ground, called the "Executioner Cemetery", existed on the Karyağdı Hill aside the Eyüp Cemetery. Their burial took place only in two cemeteries in Istanbul, this secretly in the night; the headstones were blank without any name and date in order to avoid retaliation by the relatives of the executed persons. Only a few executioner graves have survived up to date. In the evening hours of a November day in 1994, a 45-year-old Austrian woman professor was assaulted and robbed as she was descending the hill through the cemetery after a coffee break at the popular cafeteria on the top of the hill.

The murderer was a 17 years old car painter. In the early hours of afternoon on August 25, 2001, prominent Turkish Jewish businessman and a cofounder of Alarko Holding, Üzeyir Garih was found dead by cemetery guards next to the grave of Fevzi Çakmak, he was stabbed ten times. Police arrested a suspect after two hours, who confessed the crime adding he committed the murder for robbery. However, the actual murderer, who robbed Garih's money and stole his mobile phone, was caught ten days later. Garih used to visit the grave of Turkey's first Chief of the General Staff field marshal Çakmak every two weeks. Shortly after the 2001 murder case, a commissioner at the prosecutor's office of Eyüp district admitted that the Eyüp Cemetery had become a place of prostitution and drug use by negligence, it was reported that since the murder in 1994 no monitoring by police patrol was taking place in the cemetery and at the trail to the cafeteria on the top of the hill, which are frequented by tourists. Khidr Bey, Hanafi-Maturidi scholar and poet Mehmed V, 35th sultan of the Ottoman Empire Prince Sabahaddin and thinker Husein Gradaščević Bosniak general who rebelled against the Ottoman Empire Haci Arif Bey, Ottoman classical music composer Ahmet Haşim, poet Mehmed Said Pasha and editor of the newspaper Jerid-i-Havadis Şeker Ahmed Pasha, painter and government official Süleyman Nazif, poet Fevzi Çakmak, field marshal and politician Sadettin Heper, Mevlevi music composer Hüseyin Hilmi Işık, Islamic scholar Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, novelist, playwright and activist Enver Ören and founder of İhlas Holding Murat Öztürk, professional aerobatics pilot Ahmad Ammar Ahmad Azam, first Malaysian, buried in Eyup Cemetery.

He was bestowed with the title "Şehıdımız" by Turkish people. Mahfiruz Hatun Haseki Sultan was a wife of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I and mother of Sultan Osman II, she was buried in the large sanctuary. Eyüp Sultan Mosque List of cemeteries in Turkey Eyüp Gondola İstanbul Kültür Mirası ve Kültür Ekonomisi Envanteri