The ancient Hippodrome; the scene of chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life and political activities, stood in the area that is now in front of the Blue Mosque. The area is now named for the mosque, Sultanahmet.
The Hippodrome Wellington, also knowm as Hippodrome DoubleYou, was a horse racing track in Ostend in the Flemish Region of Belgium built in 1883 and named for the Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.
The facility hosted both harness and flat racing events. Notable among its flat races for Thoroughbred horses was the Grand Prix Prince Rose held annually in July on the Nationa...
The hippodrome of Groenedaal was build in 1887 due to the fact that Belgian King Leopold II considered the existing hippodrome in Bosvoorde as "too small". Located in the middle of the Sonian Forest this was once
the biggest horse racing track in Belgium. Next to the current grandstand, constructed in 1985, there is the "Royal Loge" for the king and his family. A rail...
With over 5,000 years of history, Tyre is a historian and archaeologist's delight. Although there are remnants of Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Greek, Byzantine, Arab, and Ottoman civilizations in the city, it is the Roman ruins that are most prominent in Tyre today. Highlights include the largest Roman hippodrome in the world, an enormous triumphal arch, and an extensive Roman necropolis.
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