The Milion Stone (also known as the Million Stone) from the Eastern Roman period is one of important the historical heritages of Istanbul.
Located in the Cağaloğlu district of Istanbul’s Fatih district, the Milion Stone was erected as a column showing the distances of other major cities of the world from Constantinople, apart from being the starting point of all ancient Roman roads.
The stone found at the entrance of the Basilica cistern opposite the Hagia Sophia Mosque is estimated to have been placed by Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century.
A human relief was unearthed in the Milion Stone excavation site, which is part of the restoration and excavation program initiated by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to preserve the historical-cultural values of Istanbul and reveal its hidden assets.
Mahir Polat, Deputy Secretary-General of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, from his social media account;
“We were at the Sultanahmet Square Milion Stone excavation site today. Tourists and enthusiasts will be able to visit and examine the excavation site such as the Bukoleon Palace.
It is a human relief that has been waiting underground for centuries, which we unearthed from under the marked point during the excavation.” shared his knowledge.