This fantastic monument is placed in sultan Ahmet Medan full of history .it resembles the ones in Egypt
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Obelisk of III Thutmose, adjacent to Blue Mosque,is an excellent piece of architecture at Sultanahmat area of Fatih in Istanbul and must visit!
very old monument and well maintained. And only after our guide informed we came to know that the road we were walking around the Obelisk is old Hippodrome. Our guide informed about the inscriptions from Roman Latin/Greek and obviously the Hieroglyphics.A very rich History.
About a dozen years ago. I was fortunate enough to be able to go on a tour of West Coast of Turkey. Having seen before hand John Romer's Video about the Byzantine Empire (I recommend seeing it if you have a bent for good history...More
This Obelisk, according to history, was erected at 1490 BC in front of a temple in Luxor by Egyptian Pharaoh. Then, brought to the Istanbul about 4th century. It is amazing it is still up there and tries to educates our minds. Thinking of the...More
An Egyptian monument stands out very proudly in the heart and center of historic Istanbul. Reminds the world how Egyptians were thousands of years ahead of other civilizations