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The Hippodrome of Constantinople (Sultanahmet Meydanı, At Meydanı) was a circus that was the sporting and social center of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.
Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydani (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. There is an Egyptian Obelisk, a stone obelisk and the Serpentine Column which were originally brought by the emperors and used for the decoration of the Hippodrome.
On the other side of the Hippodrome, the German Fountains still function today. The imperial lodge was located to the west of the Hippodrome where Ibrahim Pasha Palace stands now.

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