Danube Cruise Trip, September 26-October 13, 2013
Part 7 - Istanbul, Turkey - The Hippodrome
The Hippodrome is a long rectangular area where a gigantic stadium once stood in the center of Constantinople. In 532 it was the scene of a massacre of 30,000 people following a brawl between rival chariot-racing teams.
The Egyptian obelisk.
Relief carved on the base of the Egyptian obelisk.
Another relief on the base.
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Last updated November 7, 2013