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  The Constantine Column - Istanbul
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The Constantine Column was erected in the year 330 to commemorate the transfer of the seat of the Roman Empire from Rome to Istanbul during the reign of Constantine the Great.

Today’s column is smaller than the original pillar. Its marble crests were added in the 12th Century and the reinforcements at its bottom in the 18th Century.

Address: Istanbul
Directions: Divan Yolu Cadessi corner Vezirhan Cadessi

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