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Obelisk of Theodosius (Egyptian Obelisk), Hippodrome Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Ken Grubb
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On the north face of the obelisk base, a relief depicts Emperor Theodosius and his court. The Emporer is holding a wreath, probably the price for the winner of a chariot race or other contest which took place here in the hippodrome. Below this are probably spectators watching an event.


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