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Obelisk of Theodosius, Istanbul

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#18 of 247 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
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The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople (known today as At Meydanı or Sultanahmet Meydanı, in the modern city of Istanbul, Turkey) by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.

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  • The Theodosis obelisk stands where the famous Hippodrome was once (read that review). Contrary to the Hippodrome, the obelisk survived the ages and attracts many visitors today. Originally the...  more »
  • Originally made close to 1450BC, this obelisk was bought to Istanbul in the reign of Theodosius. It is amazing to see something that is close 3 and half thousand years old and still in such good...  more »
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  • An opportunity to see an ancient Egyptian Obelisk with incredible hieroglyphs... well worth it. Not to mention the beauty of Sultanahmet Square and all of the surrounding Mosque's and monuments. Beautiful place.
  • Obelisk of Theodosius 🥰 A great monument in the city center 👏😍 A big reference to meet people and enjoy the views. It’s really close to Santa Sophia’s Basilisk and the Blue Mosque 🕌 It’s also close to Marmara University. You can have a walk and take a cup of tea ☕️ There are plenty of options to have a break during your visit to Istanbul. =)
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