Maiden's Column Legends Istanbul

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Zekeriya from Istanbul

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Imagine a quadruple crossroad in the middle of the city, off the beaten path where you don’t get to see a lot of tourists. There stands a perfect column that is hidden from your normal perspective unless you know what you are looking for. This a column erected to honour the Emperor Flavius Marcianus Augustu (450-57). This is one of the unique intact columns that has lasted for a long time. Of course it has lived through various earthquakes and fires. But it’s still intact and a gem to experience.

The real deal is that it is believed to have talismanic powers. In the old days (during Paganism) it was believed that the column possessed the power of being able to distinguish true virgins from the false ones. As a structure it’s a fabulous unique figure, a hidden beauty and with the talismanic package it’s absolutely a fabulous column.

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Zekeriya from Istanbul

Zekeriya S. Sen photo

I am devoted to culture. Istanbul is “The City” (sehr-i yegane), peerless an...

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Details about this spot

Categories

Address

Column of Marcian, Istanbul

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)