Istanbul in Fatih district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Walled Column also known as Walled Obelisk is one of three ancient monuments, which has survived to the present day. In the middle of the Hippodrome, there was a set that bisects race space and called as "spina" in Roman period where car racings of Constantinople were made. On this set, monumental buildings having moved here from various places were located and at the end of this spina, there was this column as last monument.
Columns are formed by hewn stones in different sizes by walled up. On one side of the marble pedestal, a six verses Greek inscription was treated. Here, "This four-cornered majestic and wonderful monument was ruined, was optimized with respect to the previous image by the Emperor Constantine and by his son Romanos the glory of the state. Rhodes colos was marvelous; this bronze monument creates the fascination " Kolos mentioned herein was a considerably Apollo statue located at the harbor of Rhodes and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the first era. As it is understood from the text of the inscription, it was restored by the Emperor Constantine and his son Romanos. According to the inscription; this structure of earlier period was ruined in the 4th or 5th century and was repaired by Emperor Constantine VII and his son Romanos II.
During the Ottoman period
Örme Obelisk de denilen Örme Sütun, günümüze kadar gelebilmiş olan 3 eski anıttan birisidir. Roma döneminde Konstantinopolis'in araba yarışlarının yapıldığı Hıpodrom'un tam ortasında, yarış alanını ikiye ayıran ve "spina" olarak adlandırılan bir set bulunmaktaydı. Bu set üzerinde çeşitli yerlerden buraya taşınmış olan anıtsal yapılar
Sütun değişik ölçülerde yontulmuş taşlardan örülerek meydana getirilmiştir. Mermer kaidesinin bır tarafında, Grekçe 6 mısralık bir kitabe işlenmiştir. Burda "Bu dört köseli heybetli ve harika anıt, zamanla harap olmuşken, şimdi İmparator Konstantinos ile devletin şanı olan oğlu Romanos tarafından önceki görüntüsüne nispetle daha iyi duruma getirildi; Rodos kolosu harikulade idi, bu bronz anıt ise hayranlık yaratmaktadır". Burada adı geçen kolos, Rodos Limanı'nın ağzında bulunan ve ilkçağ dünyasının yedi harikasından biri sayılan dev ölçüde bir Apolion heykeli idi. Kitabe metninden anlaşıldığı üzere, İmparator Konstantinos ile oğlu Romanos tarafından onarılmıştır. Kitabeye göre; daha eski döneme ait olan bu yapı 4. veya 5. asırda harap durun a gelmişken, İmparator VII. Konstantinos ve oğlu II. Romanos tarafından onarılmıştır.
Osmanlı döneminde, 16. yüzyılda Pierre Gilles, Örme Sütunu oldukça etraflı tasfirini yapmıştır, Evliya Çelebi ise bu anıtın şehrin
Arabic: To read the Arabic text, click on the Arabic image to enlarge it.
Erected by Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality).
Location. 41° 0.34′ N, 28° 58.506′ E. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34122, Turkey.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Obelisk of Theodosius (within shouting distance of this marker); Serpent Column (within shouting distance of this marker); German Fountain (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Euphemia's Martyrion (about 210 meters away); Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Cistern of Philoxenos (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Firuz Aga Mosque (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Kapi Agasi Mahmud Aga Mosque (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Istanbul.
More about this marker. This Obelisk is located at the southwest end of the Hippodrome.
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