"Hippodrome" Byzantine Hippodrome Tip by SirRichard

Byzantine Hippodrome, Istanbul: 90 reviews and 175 photos

  The Hippodrome now...
by SirRichard
 
 

This long square (480 meters length and 117.5 meters wide), where long ago used to be the hippodrome, is by the Sultanhamet Mosque.
It was build in 203 by the Emperor Septimus Severus and it was the center of the civil activities.
The central obelisque was made in Egypt and brought here by Theodosius the Great in 390 A.C.

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  • Written Dec 15, 2002
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