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Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

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Address: Sultanahmat Meydani | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Another monument within the Hippodrome

Obelisk of Theodosius is another monument located within the Hippodrome. Originally from Luxor in Egypt, and only the top section was re-erected here. It is carved from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alice Springs, Australia
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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An interesting slender stone monument placed in Sultanahmet square,in the heart of old town.Impressive by its age rather than by its look.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge obelisk which makes you feel the history of centuries. Once in a life it is worth to spend few minutes there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who would have thought of seeing a piece of ancient Egypt in the heart of Istanbul? The Obelisk was commissioned by Pharaoh Thutmose III almost 3500 years ago to decorate his temple and was brought to Constantinople by Emperor Theodosius in year 300+ AD, hence the alternative name to this magnificent piece of ancient art. The columns were parts of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Obelisk of Theodosius (Dikilitas) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected at the Sultanahmet Square (Hippodrome of Constantinople) in Istanbul by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD. It is the most impressive out of the 3 columns that stand in line. Centuries old, the base of the obelisk is made of marble... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its front of sultanhamet mosque surrounded by big garden one of the famous area all tourist taking picture

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an obelisk with cool carvings just like the ones in Egypt. It is among other tourist attractions so just walk by and take some photos. Enjoy!!!

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obelisk of Theodosius is another monument located within the Hippodrome. Originally from Luxor in Egypt, and only the top section was re-erected here. It is carved from pink granite and the obelisk is almost 3,500 years old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right in front of the blue mosque, this obelisk is a beautiful piece of ancient Egypt in the heart of Istanbul. Next to the obelisk there is a description that tells you the history of the obelisk, how it got there and who put it there. Before entering the blue mosque, be sure to have a look at this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This fascinating object reflects 3,500 years of woven Western civilization and history. Having a tour guide or reading up will enrich your experience. It will transport you in time from the Egypt period, to Roman, to Byzantines, to Ottomans, and now modern day Turkey. And in space from Karnak, down the Nile to Alexandria, to It is the Ancient Egyptian... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

On the way to Blue Mosque just outside it's entrance spotted this tall pillar also known as an Obelisk, originated from Egypt. There are many in Egypt and placed together with other ruins they were really beautiful (Example: Luxor Temple) thus this one and only standing alone did not really work on me. Good to listen to some of the... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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