The Obelisk of Theodosius - Dikilitas


theodosius obelisk

The Theodosius Obelisk ( Dikilitas n Turksih ) was brought to Istanbul from Karnak temple in Luxor,Egypt and was erected at the hippodrome in 390 during the rulership of Theodosius the 1st.

It was made of pink granite of rare quality. It is tall is 25 meter with its base.

Each of its four faces has a single central column of inscription, celebrating Thutmose III's victory over the Mitanni. The marble pedestal has bas-reliefs.

Address: Sultan Ahmed Meydani, Fatih, Istanbul