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The Walled Obelisk, also known as the Walled Column and Constantine's Column, was a stone obelisk situated at the southern end of the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

History

Its exact construction date is unknown, but it was repaired and further augmented by Constantine VII, after whom the column became named.

Following the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans, the Hippodrome was abandoned; as a result, the obelisk became one of the Janissaries' preferred locations to train and show off their climbing prowess.

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