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Bosphorus Bridge(Boğaziçi Köprüsü)

The Bosphorus Bridge is a suspension bridge which located between Ortaköy and Beylerbeyi , spanning the Bosphorus Strait and connecting the continents of Europe and Asia. The bridge was completed on October 30, 1973 and opened by President Fahri Korutürk.

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THE SERPENT COLUMN

Serpent Column This is one of the oldest monuments in Istanbul. The heads of the three intertwined serpents used to form the legs of a gold cauldron. The thirty-one Greek cities, which defeated the Persians in 5th century, BC melted the bronze items they had captured to create this unique monument.

The 8-meter high column originally stood before the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. It was brought to Istanbul in 324 by Constantine and erected in the middle of the Hippodrome. The heads of the serpents, intact until 1700, disappeared at that time. One of the missing heads was later found and it is now on display at the Archeological Museum.






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