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Serpent Column, Istanbul

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  • Hipodrom of constantinople. Historical square to visit in the middle of town ( sultan ahmet) by the blue mosque  more »
  • Emperor Constantine moved it in 324 A.D. where it stands today in Istanbul. The articles I have read stated it was a three headed snake made out of bronze. A cast has been made of the one remain snake...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.