World Monument Photography

World Monument Photography

June 25, 2017

Turkey: Istanbul

Obelisk

The Obelisk of Theodosius, started its life in the Temple of Karnak, under the reign of Tutmoses III (1475-1425BC). The Roman Emperor Theodosius I (378-392AD) had it transported to Constantinople in 390AD (another obelisk was simultaneously transported to Rome). Today, it stands in the Hippodrome near the Sultanahmet Mosque and measures 25 meters high.

Obelisk Photos