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Ancient Roman & Byzantine Hippodrome - Guided site visit

Tour Type: Guided Site Visit
Duration: 30 Minutes
Starts From: in front of the German Fountain
Ends: in front of the German Fountain
Visited: Ancient Roman & Byzantine Hippodrome - Guided site visit
Tour Highlights: Ancient Roman & Byzantine Hippodrome Walled Obelisk Obelisk of Thutmose III Serpent Column The German Fountain

At 11:15AM we will meet all travelers at a starting point , in front of the GErman Fountain, the Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı internationaly called as SultanAhmet Square located at the hearth of historical peninsula of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos, horse, and dromos, path or way. For this reason, it is sometimes also called Atmeydanı ("Horse Square") in Turkish. Horse racing and chariot racing were popular pastimes in the ancient world and hippodromes were common features of Greek cities in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine era.

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