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  • Serpent Column - Istanbul
      Serpent Column
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Serpent Column - Istanbul
      Serpent Column
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Serpent Column - Istanbul
      Serpent Column
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

Serpent Column is also known as the Delphi Tripod or the Plataean Tripod is an ancient column at the Hippodrome. It is an ancient Greek sacrificial tripod, originally located in Delphi (where I?ve been and saw the place where it had been located that time). Later it was relocated to Constantinople by Constantine I in 324.

The serpent heads of the 8-meter high column remained until the end of the 17th century. One of the missing heads was later found and put on display at the Istanbul Archaeology Museums.

Address: Hippodrome, Sultanahmet Square
Directions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 0' 20.53" N 28° 58' 30.03" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Serpent Column.
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpentine_Column

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  • Written May 9, 2009
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