Constantinople in Turkey

The modern capital of Istanbul was known as Constantinople during the Roman and Byzantine Empires.


West face of the pedestal to the Obelisk of Theodosius that was erected in Constantinople during AD 390. Barbarians are shown kneeling at the base of the pedestal. It was installed as part of the city's hippodrome. Photograph taken during 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.



East face of the pedestal to the Obelisk of Theodosius that was erected in Constantinople during AD 390. Theodosius I offers laurels of victory. It was installed as part of the city's hippodrome. Photograph taken during 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Latin inscription celebrating the decision to move the Obelisk of Theodosius from Alexandria to Constantinople. Photograph taken during 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.


Closeup of kneeling barbarians. Photograph taken during 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.



Closeup of kneeling barbarians. Photograph taken during 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.



View of the Obelisk and Pedestal of Theorosius I from the Islamic Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph taken during 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.



Roman milestone moved to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. The inscription indicates that it was erected during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus (reigned AD 193 – 211). Photograph taken during 2012 in Ankara, Turkey.



Fragment of a marble relief showing gladiators on display in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Photograph taken during 2012 in Ankara, Turkey.



1st - 2nd century AD marble altar dedicated to Aesclepius and Hygeia on display in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Photograph taken during 2012 in Ankara, Turkey.



Professors Michael Fuller and Neathery Fuller. Photograph taken during 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.



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