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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
Description: This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor...
This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
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It's really great place

You can feel how large were everything in those days. You can feel the power of the Empire and too see how great architects they had that time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You can feel how large were everything in those days. You can feel the power of the Empire and too see how great architects they had that time.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

History personified ! 2nd thing we saw in ALexadria after the catacombs. This ancient ruins would be a place of great interest. Theres a gang of great looking shaggy cats , somehow they enhanced the impact :)

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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Pompey’s pillar stands in the center of the temple hall of the Serapeum, the principal temple of the Greco-Egyptian god Serapis, The Serapeum also housed an underground library, contemporary to the ancient library of Alexandria. from outside public market, restaurants .It was very nice to visit.

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Durban
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

So much of history and I am sure some great historical facts. However place could do with some guides or alternatively audio tracks for tourist to really obtain a perspective of the place. Overall some majestic structures.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

well... not much details to check out , yet its nice to visit and go inside a cave located right behind the pillar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you don’t have enough time to see all the sights, you may consider to leave this one out. The big pillar of ‘Pompey’ and two sphinx-like statues are the main attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I visited the area years ago and was expecting just the column in the middle of a scraggy park as before. However so much excavation cleared since then, including some underground tunnels and chambers which are open to walk in. Great to see how they worked the rock to create a network that is still safe and accessible. It gives... More 

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MELVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Liked the history about it, disliked the approach to Piller in rush hour!! AREA SURROUNDING Piller is very crowded, liked the water system of lod time "how to gauge water in canal" to charge the tax!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You will love the culture of the site and if you mix it with other sightseeing in one day you will have a lot of fun and learn a lot about ancient histroy

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An excellent example of roman architecture without going to Rome. If that's your kind of thing you'll probably like it a lot, there's also a great site underground.

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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Alexandria Governorate  >  Alexandria

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