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The Obelisk of Theodosius: A piece of Ancient Egypt in Istanbul

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The Obelisk of Theodosius: A piece of Ancient Egypt in Istanbul

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The Obelisk of Theodosius (Dikilitaş) is a re-erected Ancient Egyptian obelisk in the Hippodrome of Constantinople (Sultanahmet Square of today).

The obelisk was set up by Pharaoh Tutmoses III in the 15thcentury BC andtransportedtoAlexandriabythe  RomanemperorConstantius in the 4th century AD. In 390, Theodosius I had it transported to Constantinople, where it was put up in the Hippodrome, today's Sultanahmet.

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