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Obelisk of Theodosius in Istanbul - Theodosius (346-395) was the last emperor of united Roman Empire, who brougt the ancient Egyptian Obelisk by the sea transport from Egypt and placed it at the hippodrome in Constantinople (now Istanbul), while Egypt was a part of Roman Empire. He took the control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths, became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship.

Istanbul, Obelisk of Theodosius. The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

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Istanbul, Turkey: Obelisk of Theodosius, Hippodrome: view (carved in Egypt around 1450 BC, erected by Theodosius in 390)

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Turkish Prime Minister says Istanbul bomber was 'Islamic State member'

How Daesh (ISIS) Show They Have The One True Religion - Detonate Bomb Killing Innocent People. Suicide blast in populated tourist section of Istanbul in Sultanahmet Square, next to the Obelisk of Theodosius and Blue Mosque kills 10 innocents and injures 15.

Turkish police release first mugshot of Istanbul ISIS suicide bomber

Terror in Turkey: Eleven people have died and 14 others were injured when an explosion from a Syrian suicide bomber ripped through a tourism district in the centre of Istanbul near the Obelisk of Theodosius, a monument from ancient Egypt