Notes on the Geography of Turkey (Istanbul): Secular Monuments: Photo 10
Half a mile or so west of the hippodrome, and along the tramline leading from it, there is a remarkable column, the Cemberlitas. It was erected by Constantine to mark the transfer of the imperial capital from Rome. That dates it to 330 A.D. A statue of Constantine was up top until an earthquake a thousand years ago sent it crashing.
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