Çeşme

Çeşme Cesme: the sunshine of the Aegean Sea, an ancient southern town that has preserved its natural beauty as on its first day. Named originally Cyssus in the ancient time, the name More »

Kaz Mountains

Mount Ida (Kaz Dağları) Kaz Dağları: Located in the north of the Gulf of Edremit and renowned for its diversity of flora and fauna, Kaz Dağları (Kaz Mountains or Mount Ida) is More »

Milas

Milas: a town with a history dating back to 1000 BC and the second largest district of Muğla the most beautiful city of the Aegean Region, Milas is a scenic town by More »

Göcek

Göcek Göcek:  A hidden corner of paradise dating back to the Lycian era. A district of Muğla province, one of the most beautiful cities of the Aegean Region, Göcek, comprised of many More »

Sümela Monastery

Sümela Monastery İn Turkish: Sümela Manastırı; Panagia Soumela, “Virgin Mary of Soumela” in Greek) is a spectacular rock-hewn monastery perched dramatically on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff in the forests south of More »

Şirince

Şirince: As charming as the meaning of the name indicates, Şirince is a lovely little village comprised of narrow streets with old adjacent houses. Though a small village, Şirince is worldwide famous More »

Kaş

Kaş: One of the major cities of Lycia and located in the western part of Antalya, Kaş is a natural wonder which impresses visitors with a spectacular geography. Also known as “the More »

Side

Side: One of the most amazing corners of Antalya the shining star of the Mediterranean and among the most crucial port cities of antiquity, Side is an irresistible holiday resort Side which More »

 
Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

At the place of Byzantine Hippoddrome, namely in front of mavi Mosque on Sultanahmet Square of today. There is also an Egyptian obelisk have been raised up. This obelisk has been constructed by Egyptian famous Pharoah III. Tutmosis for a Temple in 15. Century B.C. All four sides of these obelisk have been embellished with hieroglyph writings. It is composed of a unique piece of rock and it has been found in the period of Theodosios the Byzantine Emperor in 390 A.C. and it has been brought to Istanbul and installed at its recent place. At the other tip of the same square, there is a second structure like an obelisk. This is 32 m height and constructed by accumulation of stones on each other and built by architect Siregenius in the period of the Byzantines. There is a third bronze monument between these two obelisks. The third one has been called as Yilanli Sutun (Snakes Column) because of the figure of three snakes wrapping themselves. This has been dated to 5. Century B.C. At the North side of the square, on the main street downward to Sirkeci, there is a dome structure called Alman Cesmesi (German Fountain). This structure has been constructed in Germany by the commands of Emperor II. Wilhelm and it has transported to Istanbul part by part. Then it has been again installed to Istanbul as a friendship present to Sultan Abdulhamit and to Istanbul people.

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