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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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Historical Greek Site in Egypt

Relation between Greece & Egypt is historical one, visiting this place is an indication of that history, but the surrounding of the place does not reflect this era of history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Laughlin, Nevada
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Kolkata,
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66 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One monolithic pillar sticking out of the grounds. Nothing interesting to see there. Complete and utter waste of time, Alexander was....

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were only able to drive by, but the majestic history of this ancient treasure will be with us forever!! Imagine yourself in the middle of all the intrigue during the spectacular times of Marc Antony, Cleopatra and Pompey!!! Such drama! WOW!!!! Go to EGYPT if you can - BRILLIANT!!! And the Egyptian people are simply WONDERFUL - so welcoming,... More 

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Laughlin, Nevada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Relation between Greece & Egypt is historical one, visiting this place is an indication of that history, but the surrounding of the place does not reflect this era of history. Ministries of Antiquities, Tourism & Culture in Egypt should pay great attention to this historical & ancient site.

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Thank Laila A
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Pompey's Pillar or Amoud El Sawari. Soo much fun to see and explore stuff about the past and old civilisation. Lots of walking you see the pillar then the abis cow God then the library. I wished if they had a gif shop to buy some souvenirs.

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Thank NJimboos
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

i visit Alexandria a lot but it's my first to visit the pillar, good place but it suffer like very place in Egypt from negligence ,

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Thank Hazem S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places to go when visiting Alex is the site of Pompey pillar . a wonderful spot that was once so important on ancient Alex map and still shouts with glamour.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Monumentally this is a good site. But there is nothing else. The fee is quite high. Actually you can glance it from the road as you pass from Cairo to Alexandria.

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

it is very nice but very crowded place it is in the center of alexandria it is good to be visited especilly at summer

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

If you are visiting Alexandria, please visit this place; although this is quite far away from the other attractions and requires pushing through the crowded streets of Alexandria. It is located in the site of the ancient Temple of Serapeum in Alexandria. Hence this monument offers a glimpse of both Roman architecture, including the ruins of a Roman bath and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

First of all: this has nothing to do with Pompey, and it's not even really a pillar (it's a column). And it's true that there's not much left to see here. But it's a pretty cool juxtaposition between old and new, to see the pillar set back against modern Alexandria. And standing at the base of the pillar and looking... More 

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