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Serpent Column, Istanbul
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  • Maybe the the Serpent Column gets overlooked or comes across as underwhelming as the three serpent's heads are missing. One of the giant serpent's head can be found in the Archaeology museum. The colu...  more »
  • In the Hippodrome square we find among others, the serpentinada column, that although it is less spectacular than their other classmates of square, it nonetheless be interesting. Its name comes from its origin, all time representing three serpents twisted. Although today it measures approximately five metres and a half of the eight that apparently it was when Constantine sent her to move from Stamburg. Effectively, the singular column ended in the heads of the three snakes that served as a huge pot of Gold support. Pot that during his transfer was lost and was never found, without that history referred to us who was privileged to use it to make soup. Further deterioration, with the loss of the heads, the opinion was due to the use of the column as a target for shooting of arc. Found in a trench between the two obelisks and although it is not as attractive as they once known its history want to visit it.
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  • Perhaps the least impressive physically of the monuments in the hippodrome, but worth remembering it is the only original one dating from the time of the areas original use, one of the snake heads can...  more »
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  • Made using the spoils of war, melted down and this is what they created. It used to have a 3 headed snake on top but now it's gone and it looks broken. Still worth a quick visit.
  • The Serpent Column. This isn't as impressive as it sounds. I think it's made of copper. But if you're in the area, it's worth checking out. The structure is a thousand years old which is most impressive to me. Apparently it was left unfinished.
  • Serpentine Column. It was cast by the Greeks after their victory over the Persians at the Battle of Plataea in the 5th century BC. The remains of the former glory of the ancient Greeks
  • After defeating the Persians at the battles of Salamis (480 BC) and Plataea (479 BC), the 31 Greek cities, by melting all the spoils that they obtained, made a huge bronze incense burner with three entwined serpents to be erected in front of the Apollo Temple in Delphi. Originally it was 8 m / 26.3 ft high, but today it is only 5.30 m / 17.4 ft. This column was brought here from Delphi by Constantine I in 4C AD. By looking at the records, it is possible to understand that it was standing at its place until the 16C. However it is not known what happened to the serpent heads after the 16C.
  • Delphi Tripod is a spiraling column reaching towards the sky.