Sultanahmet Hippodrome
partager
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Photo panoramique par Ugur Akbulut EXPERT Pris 14:02, 31/05/2007 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Sultanahmet Hippodrome

The World > Europe > Middle East > Turkey > Istanbul

  • J'aime / J'aime pas
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

The Hippodrome of Constantinople (Turkish: Sultanahmet Meydanı, At Meydanı) was a horse-racing track that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and the largest city in Europe. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with only a few fragments of the original structure surviving. It is sometimes also called Atmeydanı (Horse Square) in Turkish.The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos ('ιππος), horse, and dromos (δρομος), path or way. 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 eras.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultanahmet_Square

comments powered by Disqus

Images à proximité de Istanbul

map

A: The Hippodrome of Constantinople at night, Sultanahmet

Par Nurcan Azaz, à 10 mètres

Sultanahmet square with Snake Stone, the obelisk and Blue Mosque at night..

The Hippodrome of Constantinople at night, Sultanahmet

B: Sultanahmet Obelisk

Par Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, à 20 mètres

Another emperor to adorn the Hippodrome was Theodosius the Great, who in 390 brought an obelisk from ...

Sultanahmet Obelisk

C: Hippodrome 2, Istanbul

Par Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, à 30 mètres

Today the Turks call the Hippodrome At Meydan, which means horse square. originally it was the Circus...

Hippodrome 2, Istanbul

D: Obelisk of Theodosius at night in Sultanahmet

Par Nurcan Azaz, à 30 mètres

Obelisk of Theodosius, erected 390 AD. Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius at night in  Sultanahmet

E: Hello Ladies

Par Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, à 70 mètres

Hello Ladies

F: Hippodrome, Istanbul

Par Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, à 70 mètres

Today the Turks call the Hippodrome At Meydan, which means horse square. originally it was the Circus...

Hippodrome, Istanbul

G: Hippodrome

Par Chris Ellenbogen, à 80 mètres

Hippodrome

H: Blue Mosque Outer Yard

Par Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, à 80 mètres

Blue Mosque Outer Yard

I: Blue Mosque

Par Chris Ellenbogen, à 90 mètres

Blue Mosque

J: Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Par Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, à 100 mètres

Courtyard of the Blue Mosque. It's just a view days before Ramadan and there had been built small ope...

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Ce panorama é été pris à Istanbul

Ceci est un aperçu de Istanbul

Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey and the third largest city in the world. The city covers 27 districts of the Istanbul province.
It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world which is situated on two continents. In its long history, Istanbul served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010. The historic areas of Istanbul were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

Partager ce panorama