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Rumelihisarı

Rumelihisarı is a fortress located which is situated at the narrowest point with 698 meters of the Bosphorus strait, just opposite of the Anadoluhisarı on the Anatolian side. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II-The Conqueror to prevent aid from the Black Sea reaching Constantinople during the siege of the city.

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THE GOTHS COLUMN

The Goths Column The column is located in the outer garden of the Topkapı Palace, at the entrance to the Gülhane Park from Sarayburnu. It is the oldest monument in the city that has survived intact from the Roman period. The 15m high monolithic marble column on an elevated base was erected in either the 3rd or the 4th centuries. The Corinthian capital is decorated with a coat of arms depicting eagles. The name derives from the inscription on the column that mentions a victory against the Goths. It is almost hidden by the tall trees surrounding it.






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