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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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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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Part of a larger excavation site, this is the most prominent structure still standing erect. Can't miss it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
NikoliGogol
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of a larger excavation site, this is the most prominent structure still standing erect. Can't miss it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

It's a moderately interesting place that combines the city's Roman history with Egyptian sphinxes. The underground parts are just as interesting as what is aboveground.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Besides the pillar there are tunnel-ways that can be explored underneath the pillar. Great photo-op.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Have a look on the picture, it is all you get from that place after walking and climbing for 15 mins. The place is poorly maintained and you need a tour guide to tell you something about the history.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Pompey's pillar is a jewel of the history of Alex. Well maintained, the pillar, sanctuary and sfinxes stand out in the middle of a crowded neighborhood. Don't miss it.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is the best place to see in Alexandria. It requires walking and climbing, but is worth it. The picture is what you go to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

A lot to see within a small site, the visitor’s entry fee is EGP30. Dating back to 297AD, the stone column sits on the highest point overlooking the excavations of an ancient temple. Poorly maintained walkways and underground tunnels guide the visitor around the spot although, without a guide or prior research, its history is not readily divulged. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting place and a genuine walk through history. The area is well preserved but very hard to find. Obviously once you see the huge pilar, it's easy to find but it's trying to get through the markets that's difficult. It has enough information around to understand it's purpose and many artifacts that are well preserved. An interesting walk... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Pompey's Pillar is interesting and you can get a good picture from it, on it, etc. So it is worth the small price of admission to get there. But make sure you get into the catacombs behind it! There you will find an annex for the Great Library of Alexandria. You will find many niches in the walls and just... More 

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Merredin, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Due to the increased costs to visit this site should be visited if time permits - I wouldn't make it a priority. Be sure to read up on the history before walking around, again, it would be better to do research before visiting this site. There are some great ruins however it's difficult to differentiate what they are. The lone... More 

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