The Obelisk of Theodosius, Around 1490 BC the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III erected two obelisks before the Karnak temple in Luxor to commemorate the victories of his forces in Mesopotamia. 

    In the 4th century AD, an unknown Roman emperor who wanted to accomplish something impressive that would create excitement among his people had the colossal obelisk brought to Constantinople.


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I feel like a little kid right now! Can’t wait to get my hands on this beautiful set of Meinl Byzance Sand Hats, first thing in the morning!

Also, I finally got reliable cymbal bag! I got this Meinl Benny Greb Signature bag, it seems like a sturdy one!

(And no, I have no Meinl endorsement, but hey, nice Meinl folks, I couldn’t refuse a lovely care package from you guys! I would be rude of me! 😁

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The Haghia Eirene or Hagia Irene (Aya İrini Kilisesi) is a former Orthodox church and the first church built in Constantinople. It is also the only church that was not turned into a mosque after the Ottomans conquered Istanbul in 1453. The Haghia Eirene served as the church of the Patriarchate before the Hagia Sophia was completed in 537.

Prayers in the Mosque by Beum Gallery on Flickr.

Süleymaniye Mosque - Istanbul - Turkey)

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