Istanbul Info

istanbul Guide

U2 Istanbul Irish Pub

Bars - Pubs

Susam Cafe

Bars - Pubs

Ortakoy Princess Hotel Besiktas

5 Star Hotel

Hampton By Hilton Istanbul Kayasehir

3 Star Hotel

Turvak Cinema and Television Museum

Museums

Obelisk of Theodosius or Dikilitas Istanbul

Obelisk of Theodosius or Dikilitas Istanbul
This obelisk stands in the centre of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet and was carved from granite in around 1450 BC in commemoration of Pharaoh Thutmosis III victories; it originally stood opposite Thebes in Egypt.

Emperor Theodosius had it moved to Istanbul in 390 and it was re-erected onto a marble plinth with images of himself carved into it that are now considerably worn unlike the original hieroglyphics that still look like the day they were carved.

The faded carvings show the emperor in his imperial box watching a chariot race and awarding a laurel leaf to the winner; they show him helping erect the column and also receiving homage from his defeated enemies.

The obelisk was very much larger before it was moved as a huge part of it broke off during transit and from the dip that it stands in it is possible to see how much the ground has risen up over the centuries. Emperor Augustus began the custom of erecting obelisks in hippodromes back in 10 BC when he placed one in the Circus Maximus in Rome.

Istanbul Photos

Fenerbahce Park Istanbul

Istanbul

Istinye Park Shopping Center

Erenkoy Istanbul

Cemberlitas Istanbul

Selimiye Mosque Istanbul

Istanbul Property For Sale

ISTANBUL

£73,206
2 Bedroom Flat in Future

ISTANBUL

£35,542
Brand New Development in Beylikduzu

ISTANBUL

£34,583
Off Plan Project in Bahcesehir

ISTANBUL

£66,551
1 Bedroom Flat in Crown

Turkish Food Recipes

Chickpeas with Meat - Legume Courses

Main Course

Raisin Walnut Cake - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Sekerpare - Other Desserts

Dessert

Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Rolls - Vegetable Mezes

Cold Meze

Bulgur Pilaf with Lamb - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Uncured Cheese Pastries or Lor Cookies - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

x Message Sent