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The 3000 years old obelisk was brought from Egypt to Istanbul (at that time New Rome) by Emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. as a decoration element of the new at that time hippodrome.The basement of the obelisk is in a deep dithch which shows how much the level of the city has risen during the past 18 centuries. The obelisl is 19 meters high but archeologists say that that some five or more meters from its bottom are missing. In a workshop I've shown a closer look at one of the bas-reliefs.

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Additional Photos by Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
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