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Milion Stone, Istanbul

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  • It was zero mile in Byzantium. All the roads and road measurement started from here and that is what makes it important. Next to basillica cistern. Just imagine yourself thousand years ago and...  more »
  • An insignificant looking stump of marble near the eastern end of Divan Yolu is all that remains of a large, beautifully decorated milestone placed under a triumphal marble arch, adorned by the...  more »
  • In the Eastern Romad Empire or Byzantium all roads led to here. This was the official zero marker of the empire and was erected more than sixteen hundred years ago. I believe this stone is just a...  more »
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  • The Stone of Milion was a monument erected in the early 4th century AD in Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey. It was the Byzantine zero-mile marker, the starting-place for the measurement of distances for all the roads leading to the cities of the Byzantine Empire. It thus served the same function as the Golden Milestone (Milliarium Aureum) in Rome's forum. The domed building of the Milion rested on four large arches, and it was expanded and decorated with several statues and paintings. It survived the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 but had disappeared by the start of the 16th century. During excavations in the 1960s, some partial fragments of it were discovered under houses in the area.
  • The Milion (Greek: Μίλιον or Μίλλιον, Míllion; Turkish: Milyon taşı) was a monument erected in the early 4th century AD in Constantinople(modern-day Istanbul, Turkey). It was the Byzantine zero-mile marker, the starting-place for the measurement of distances for all the roads leading to the cities of the Byzantine Empire. It thus served the same function as the Golden Milestone (Milliarium Aureum) in Rome's forum. The domed building of the Milion rested on four large arches, and it was expanded and decorated with several statues and paintings. It survived the Ottomanconquest of Constantinople in 1453 but had disappeared by the start of the 16th century. During excavations in the 1960s, some partial fragments of it were discovered under houses in the area.
  • They seemed to have removed the nearby pole with directions to Babylon and other cities..based on the milion stone. I don't understand why.. why remove interesting things. Really stupid city management.
  • Many pass by it not enticing it. Make sure to stop by.
  • Istanbul Million Stone (Zero Stone) was accepted as the zero point of the center of Rome in ancient times.

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