More really old stuff

Serpentine Column 543x1000This is a view of the Serpentine Column. It is 2500 years old (just like this sarcophagus). The column was constructed by the Greeks from captured weapons melted down after they defeated the invading Persians at the Battle of Plataea (479 BC), and placed at the Apollo Temple at Delphi. This was another thing (like the obelisk) that Emperor Constantine purloined and brought to Constantinople 800 years later, and placed in the Hippodrome. It is found today in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. Here is a full view of the column.