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Walled Obelisk, Istanbul

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The Walled Obelisk, Constantine Obelisk or Masonry Obelisk (Turkish: Örme Dikilitaş or Konstantin Dikilitaşı) is situated near the Serpentine Column at the southern side of the Hippodrome of Constantinople (now Sultanahmet Square) in Istanbul, Turkey. Its original construction date is unknown, but it is named after Constantine VII, who repaired it in the tenth century.
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  • Constantine I, the founder of the city of Constantinople, had planned to transport two grand obelisks from the ruins of Karnak to adorn the Hippodrome. Eventually only one of them reached the city...  more »
  • Beautiful obelisk located in the Hippodrome (open air museum). With checking if you are visiting Sultanahmet District. Free for the public.  more »
  • Another obelisk located in the Hippodrome of Constantinople. This obelisk is 32 feet in height and in rough shape, as you can see the restoration that took place to backfill missing hewn stones that....  more »
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  • Beautiful obelisk located in the Hippodrome (open air museum). With checking if you are visiting Sultanahmet District. Free for the public.
  • En. - The Walled Obelisk, is situated on the southern side of the Hippodrome of Constantinople, modern Istanbul, Turkey. Its original construction date is unknown, but it is named after Constantine VII, who repaired it in the X century. The obelisk was reconstructed of roughly cut stones by Constantine VII and decorated with gilded bronze plaques that portrayed the victories of Basil I, the grandfather of Constantine VII. However, reportedly these gilded bronze plaques were stolen and melted down by Fourth Crusaders in 1204.
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