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The Obelisk of Theodosius, Around 1490 BC the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III erected two obelisks before the Karnak temple in Luxor to commemorate the victories of his forces in Mesopotamia. In the 4th century AD, an unknown Roman emperor who wanted to accomplish something impressive that would create excitement among his people had the colossal obelisk brought to Constantinople.

Istanbul, Obelisk of Theodosius. The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.


Tourist Surprise!: Obelisk of Theodosius I came originally from Aswan, Egypt. Many other obelisk can be found in Rome, and Paris, London, and New York. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

from Atlas Obscura

Obelisk of Theodosius

ISTANBUL, TURKEY OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone

Obelisk of Theodosius, Sultan Ahmet Hippodrome, Istanbul, #Turkey - مسلة تحتموس الثالث، ميدان السلطان أحمد، اسطنبول#

2 | Turkey-03233 | PLEASE,NO invitations or self promotion in your comments, THEY WILL BE DELETED. My photos are FREE for anyone to use, just give me credit and it would be nice if you let me know, thanks - NONE OF MY PICTURES ARE HDR. The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD. The marble pedestal had bas-reliefs dating to…

from the Guardian

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Base of the Obelisk of Theodosius, Constantinople, 1855, by James Robertson (note inscription on base)

The Hippodrome of Constantinople (Turkish: Sultanahmet Meydanı) was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.