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Serpent Column, Istanbul

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  • In the Archaeological Museum) How many times was in Istanbul and not accorded value. It such? After seeing the head of the snake and the picture as a column should look interested. For those who love history.
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  • The Trikarinos Serpent is ancient brass column under the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Kataskeyastike for commemoration of the Greeks who were killed fighting at the battle of plataea (479 BC) against the Persians. Go early in the morning for more good views and the most beautiful photo!
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  • Next to the Blue Zone and immediately takes this headless Dikilitaşın serpent column. Erected to the memory of this war against the Persians won a bronze monument but the original three-headed while the other two left, one that has been lost and the present head of the Museum will take part in the way ... Fortunately, a snake has per çıkabilmişiz ...
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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.