Hippodrome istanbul map
Map of hippodrome istanbul. Hippodrome istanbul map (Turkey) to print. Hippodrome istanbul map (Turkey) to download. The Hippodrome of Istanbul (Turkish: Sultanahmet Meydanı, At Meydanı, Turkish pronunciation: [sulˌtanahˈmet]) was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today hippodrome istanbul is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı as its shown in hippodrome istanbul map (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. Hippodrome istanbul 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. Today the hippodrome area is officially called Sultan Ahmet Square in istanbul as its mentioned in hippodrome istanbul map, and is carefully maintained by the Turkish authorities. The course of the old racetrack has been indicated with paving, although the actual track is some 2 m (6.6 ft) below the present surface. The surviving monuments of the Spina (the middle barrier of the racecourse), the two obelisks and the Serpentine Column, now sit in holes in a landscaped garden.