Obelisk of Theodosius
4 Jul, 2014 | From Akubi of Hong Kong
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The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome 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.
The Column is 19.59 meters high, made of pink granite and illustrates the battle victories of the Pharaoh on its four sides. The western face of the pedestal contains are presentation of Theodosius I seated on his throne, his wife and children at his side, receiving ambassadors.