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Serpentine Column Istanbul

Serpentine Column Istanbul
Located in the Hippodrome this spiral column had 3 serpents’ heads at the top acting as a central prop for a tripod that once held a golden cauldron.  

History of Serpentine Column

Serpentine Column (Yilanli Sutun in Turkish) was originally created to
 commemorate the victory of the alliance of Greek city states over the Persians in 478 BC. It was erected at the front of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and has the names of the 31 cities inscribed on the serpents’ lower coils and is said to have been made from the shields of the defeated Persians. In 330 Emperor Constantine the Great moved the monument, re-erecting it in the grounds of Hagia Sophia and it was later moved to the Hippodrome and modified to be used as a fountain.

Serpentine Column Today

The serpents’ heads survived until 1700 when a drunken Polish diplomat is said to have chopped them off and today only a small fragment of one of them remains and can be seen at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum .

The Legend

Legend states that if the column was ever destroyed Istanbul would again become a Christian city.

Location

Serpentine Column is located in Fatih .

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