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Worth a brief stop when visiting Ulus

The pillar attributed to Emperor Julian the Apostate is located in the midst of government offices... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
jamestB5009YJ
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Jerusalem, Israel
Roman Column close to the old city centre

It was built in the 4th century to commemorate the Roman Emperor Julian's visit to Ankara. It is in... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2016
Gonca321
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Ankara, Turkey
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Nov 15, 2016
“Worth a brief stop when visiting Ulus”
Apr 1, 2016
“Roman Column close to the old city centre”
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This column, which stands 15 meters high, was erected in 362 AD to commemorate a visit by the Roman Emperor Julian.
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

The pillar attributed to Emperor Julian the Apostate is located in the midst of government offices in Ulus. It is close to the Roman baths as well as the Temple of Augustus and Ulus shopping and restaurants. While not worth spending a long time there,...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2016

It was built in the 4th century to commemorate the Roman Emperor Julian's visit to Ankara. It is in a square with very beautiful old buildings around it.

1  Thank Gonca321
Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is just a Roman column, not too impressive. It has English signage (rare for Ankara!). Spend 10 minutes there and beware of the wild dogs roaming the street nearby. Also close by, but not signed, is a small piece of roman road, under Perspex...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2014

The column stands on its own in a nice quiet park and is worth a look to see the ingenuity of Roman architecture

1  Thank Nomeian
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This column was erected at early 360s in honor of Roman Emperor Julian. For most people it's just a column with a stork nest on top. It's not far from Temple of Augustus, so you can visit it easily.

1  Thank LevniB
Reviewed May 20, 2012

It looks like an ordinary column with no special sign. If you don't try to find it purposely, you may pass by it without even noticing. The easy way to get to the column is from Haci Camii, which is a block away uphill

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

I saw the column on a walk from Gençlik Park to the Hacı Bayram mosque on a late Friday afternoon in March as people were heading home from work. The column survives in a plaza/park area surrounded by Turkish government buildings. I sat nearby and...More

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