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Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

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Address: Sultanahmat Meydani | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Just to the side of the blue mosque is this rather impressive obelisk. Completely free to wander around and look at the immaculate structure. There is a small market there as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2016
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Saar, Bahrain
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is one of the many Obelisques that were sent from Egypt to Istanbul in ancient times. This is the one near the Sultanahmet mosque. Take a picture as a souvenir but you will not be able to find much information about this work of art, around. Donot miss it when you are in the area otherwise donot come and... More 

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Saar, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Just to the side of the blue mosque is this rather impressive obelisk. Completely free to wander around and look at the immaculate structure. There is a small market there as well.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

When visiting Blue Mosque this will be one of the three side attractions one would pass by. Not much information in English is there for anyone to know why and what..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Very nice to see, but just to take a photo for this amazing egyptian obelisk. It's located near Sultan ahmed street, near Blue Mosque. And it's easy to see from the street.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It's interesting to see an ancient Egyptian obelisk still standing in the center of the Hippodrome. It's free to walk over here and look at this, and since it's close to the other big attractions you should take a few minutes to come look at this!

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The 26 metres tall obelisk stands on one side of the Hippodrome, in front of the Blue Mosque. Interesting to see and great to take photos with. I just marveled how they brought this thing all the way from Egypt to Istanbul and installed it here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

How amazing to see this ancient monument in the Hippodrome area of the city. There is a sign explaining the history. Be sure to stop, it's a great photo op. Look at all 4 sides, look up, look down. Wonderful!

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This site was part of our walking tour. It was fun walking to this site. The neighborhood surround this attraction had many interesting houses. Not much to see other than the Obelisk.

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