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Serpent Column, Istanbul

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The Serpent Column, also known as the Serpentine Column, Plataean Tripod or Delphi Tripod, is an ancient bronze column at the Hippodrome of Constantinople (known as Atmeydanı "Horse Square" in the Ottoman period) in what is now Istanbul, Turkey. It is part of an ancient Greek sacrificial tripod, originally in Delphi and relocated to Constantinople by Constantine the Great in 324. It was built to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated the Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea (479 BC). The serpent heads of the 8m high column remained intact until the end of the 17th century (one is on display at the nearby Istanbul Archaeology Museums).
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  • Serpent Column is a Bronze monument which is belong to Roman time. It was in front of Temple of Apollo and was moved to Istanbul by Constantine order.  more »
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  • This is probably the oldest monument one can see in Istanbul today, though it was originally installed elsewhere. After the combined forces of various Greek city states achieved a victory over the.....  more »

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