"Walled Obelisk" Walled Obelisk - Constantine Obelisk Tip by Willettsworld

 
 

This tall obelisk stands at the far end of the Hippodrome and dates from the 4th century. It was originally covered with gilded bronze plaques, but they were sacked by Latin troops in the Fourth Crusade plus it originally had a bronze pine cone at the top but this was toppled by an earthquake in 869. In the 10th century the Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus built another obelisk at the other end of the Hippodrome.

Address: Hippodrome, Sultanahmet Square

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  • Written Mar 1, 2010
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