"Hippodrome; Rough-stone Obelisk" Walled Obelisk - Constantine Obelisk Tip by toshigiappone

  Rough-stone Obelisk
by toshigiappone

The last column brother is on the northern edge of Hippodrome. As you see, there are no decorations now, so it is called "rough-stone" Obelisk. But, at first this obelisk was covered with bronze plates, but during the fourth Crusader they are ripped off.

This obelisk was erected by Byzantine emperor, Konstantinos VII Porphyrogenitos, in 10th century. We can see two Greek inscriptions at the bottom.

Address: Hippodrome

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  • Written May 2, 2005
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