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In the 10th century the Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus built another obelisk at the other end of the Hippodrome. It was originally covered with gilded bronze plaques, but they were sacked by Latin troops in the Fourth Crusade. The stone core of this monument also survives, known as the Walled Obelisk.

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' 19.99" N 28° 58' 29.82" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Walled Obelisk .
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walled_Obelisk

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  • Written May 9, 2009
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