The Milion Stone

The Milion Stone (HM1LET)

Location: , İstanbul 34110 Fatih
Country: Turkey
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N 41° 0.484', E 28° 58.687'

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Million Taşı

English: In Ancient Rome, It used to be the starting point of all the roads reaching to Constantinople and the origin point used for the calculation of the distance of other cities to this city. It has the same function as the Milliarium Aureum monument in Rome, Italy. Similar to the other spectacular monuments erected during the reconstruction and capitalization of New Rome, it is thought to be erected by Emperor Constantine I during the 4th century.

The Milion was constructed to be composed of a door facing four sides and a dome embedded on four columns, rising over the roads intersecting at this point. These monuments representing 'Tetrapylon' architecture were among the crucial components of Roman culture. There are many sculptures and reliefs from the Roman period on Milion monument and its dome. These aspects add much to the brilliance of the monument.

They are assumed to be damaged and hence perished while the aqueducts of Istanbul were being enlarged during the 16th century.


Turkish:
Doğu Roma İmparatorluğu'nda Konstantinopolis şehrine ulaşan tüm Antik Roma yollarının başlangıç noktası ve dünya üzerindeki diğer şehirlerin bu şehre olan uzaklığının hesaplanmasında kullanılan sıfır noktasıdır. İtalya'da Roma şehrinde bulunan bir diğer anıt olan Milliarium Aureum ile aynı işlevi görmektedir. Yeni Roma'nın yeniden inşası ve başkent kimliğini kazanması esnasında yapılan birçok görkemli anıt gibi İmparator I. Konstantin tarafından 4. yüzyılda yerleştirildiği düşünülmektedir.

Million ilk yapıldığında dört yöne bakan bir kapı ve bu noktada kesişen yolların üzerine yükselen, dört sütun üzerine oturmuş bir kubbeden oluşmaktadır. TetrapyIon mimari ismi ile anılan bu yapılar Roma kültürünün önemli öğelerinden birisidir. Million anıtının ve kubbesinin üzerinde birçok Roma dönemine ait heykel ve kabartma bulunmaktadır. Bu durum anıtın ihtişamını çok daha fazla arttırmaktadır.

16. yüzyılda Istanbul'a su taşıyan, kemerlerin genişletme çalışmaları esnasında yıkılıp, ortadan kaybolmaya başladığı tahmin edilmektedir.
Arabic: To read the Arabic text, click on the Arabic image to enlarge it.
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HM NumberHM1LET
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Placed ByIstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality)
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Date Added Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)35T E 666347 N 4541537
Decimal Degrees41.00806667, 28.97811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.484', E 28° 58.687'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 29.04" N, 28° 58' 41.22" E
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)352, 239
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Divan Yolu Cd., İstanbul 34110, TR
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