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Obelisk in Istanbul

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Obelisk in Istanbul Reply with quote

Like a few countries like the U.S.A, England, Italy and France, Istanbul has an obelisk, belonged to Tutmoses III The Conqueror which was taken by a Byzantine Emperor from Karnak. It's seen in "Topkapi" between The Blue Mosque and Ayasofya Mosque(Hagia-Sophia Church before the conquest of Istanbul).

Here's a picture of it, rising with the minarets of The Blue Mosque:



I couldn't find the pics taken by myself when i was 12 years old. Smile I have been interested in Ancient Egypt for 7 years. Wink

The word obelisk in Turkish is "dikilitaş", which means "the stone set up vertically".
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