"The Oldest Monument in Istanbul; "Column of Goths"" Gulhane Park Tip by toshigiappone

Gulhane Park, Istanbul: 22 reviews and 62 photos

  Column of Goths
by toshigiappone

When you enter the Topikapi Palace, you will visit the Fouth Court, because you can see the marvelous view of the Bosphorus from there. Well, please look at the left of the sea. In the Gulhane Park, you will notice this simple column.

This is the "oldest" monument which we can see now in Istanbul, "Column of Goths". It was erected during the reign of Claudius II "Gothicus"(which means "conqueror of Goths" in Latin; his reign is during 268-270 A. D.)) to commorate his victory over Goths. In the middle of 3rd century Ancient Roman Empire was collapsed, and many emperors and usurpers took the throne, but most of them met miserable deaths. He was the only person who can meet his end on the bed. Actually, he was a man of ability, and loved by people.

Well, when you see this column, please remember this emperor!!!

Address: Gulhane Park(but Topikapi Palace)
Directions: It sites in Gulhane Park, but you can see this from the Fourth Court of Topikapi Palace.
Website: http://plus.google.com/100348868649856103597/about

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  • Written May 4, 2005
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