The Ancient Road to Rome
In summer Divan Yolu is crowded with taxis, trucks and trams, but in winter it seems like a normal street.
This was the ancient road from Constantinople to Rome, starting at theMilion, the remnant of a monumental arch, and running to the western imperial capital via the Balkans.
In the distance, the smokestack-like tower is the Çemberlitaş, or “Hooped Column,” often called the Burnt Column. Once topped by a gilded statue of Constantine the Great, it was the centerpiece of the Forum of Constantine.
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