Obelisk of Theodosius, Istanbul

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The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople (known today as At Meydanı or Sultanahmet Meydanı, in the modern city of Istanbul, Turkey) by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.
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  • Surprising to see this fabulous Egytian obelisk in the heart of Istanbul, but here it stands. Originally erected in 1450 BC in Egypt, it was first plundered and taken to Rome, then transferred to...  more »
  • This Obelisk was made in 1450 B.C. by Egyptian. It is unbelievable to see this Obelisk with 3500 Years Old in Istanbul. The stone is about 19 meters tall. You can still see its engraving shapes.  more »
  • This is probably the oldest monument one can see in modern Istanbul. The present site is the third home for the Obelisk, which was originally carved out of red granite stone and installed near the...  more »
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  • An opportunity to see an ancient Egyptian Obelisk with incredible hieroglyphs... well worth it. Not to mention the beauty of Sultanahmet Square and all of the surrounding Mosque's and monuments. Beautiful place.
  • Obelisk of Theodosius 🥰 A great monument in the city center 👏😍 A big reference to meet people and enjoy the views. It’s really close to Santa Sophia’s Basilisk and the Blue Mosque 🕌 It’s also close to Marmara University. You can have a walk and take a cup of tea ☕️ There are plenty of options to have a break during your visit to Istanbul. =)
  • C may be one of the ruins, the point of starting a trip to Istanbul. The first thing you see when you start.
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  • Beautiful Egyptian obelisk located in the Hippodrome (open air museum). With checking if you are visiting Sultanahmet District. Free for the public.
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