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The Egyptian Obelisk in the Hippodrome in Istanbul, Turkey. The Hippodrome was constructed during the reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus. It had at its heights the capacity of 100,000 spectators. The Egyptian Obelisk also known was the Obelisk of Theodosius, is one of the only remaining remnants of the Hippodrome. It was carved and erected by the pharaoh Tutmosis III in honor of god Horus at the Karnak temple in 15th century B.C.