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 Hippodrome.

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