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The Obelisque is found in Istanbul/Sultanahmet Square but was originally erected in Egypt by Pharaoh Tutmosis III. It was brought to Istanbul by Theodosius I in 390. The Column is 19.59 meters high, made of pink granite and illustrates the battle victories of the Pharaoh on its four sides. The western face of the pedestal contains a representation of Theodosius I seated on this throne, his wife and children at his side, receiving ambassadors.

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