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The Column of Constantine






Location


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It is erected after the capital city change from Rome to Istanbul on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in A.D.330.

There was a statue of Constantine in the figure of Apollo until it move downward during a storm in 1106. Then it was replaced by a cross until the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans.

35 meters tall column is listed as a World Heritage Site.