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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.

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Obelisk of Theodosius in Istanbul - Theodosius (346-395) was the last emperor of united Roman Empire, who brougt the ancient Egyptian Obelisk by the sea transport from Egypt and placed it at the hippodrome in Constantinople (now Istanbul), while Egypt was a part of Roman Empire. He took the control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths, became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship.

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Hipodrom

Hippodrome - Istanbul, the Hippodrome was the original location of the bronze horses, St Marks, Venice

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Obelisk in Hippodrome-originally made in Egypt 1479-1425 BC, but brought to Constantinople by Roman Emperor Theodosius I in late 4th century AD. A second was brought to the Circus Maximus in Rome.

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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.

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Obelisk of Theodosius I Around 1490 B.C. the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III erected two obelisks before the Karnak temple in Luxor to commemorate the victories of his forces in Mesopotamia.The obelisks were made of rare pink granite.

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Obelisk The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in theHippodrome 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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