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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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This was the second stop of my day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a private guide. Pompey’s Pillar is a 30-metre tall column made from a single piece of granite from Aswan... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the second stop of my day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a private guide. Pompey’s Pillar is a 30-metre tall column made from a single piece of granite from Aswan. It’s quite an impressive sight to see it with two Sphinxes next to it. The Egyptian name of this place is Amud el-Sawari. The Temple of Serapeum... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In 48 BC Pompey escaped to Egypt after his decision to support and took side with the conservative faction of the Roman Senate.which led to a civil war, Pompey was defeated and decided to escape to Egypt,however he was perused and assassinated, the pillar who carries Pompey's name was actually built in 297 AD to show Roman victory over the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just stopped there on my way to the library from catacomb. a nice place. nothing much to see except a nice photo opp.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roman King Diocletian who rose from the ranks in the military to rule the empire (284-305 AD) that included Alexandria was known for ruthlessness in bringing disorderly tribes and sections under the firm rule. At sometime during his regime Alexandria faced a severe famine for which he arranged some shipments of food to the people of this Egyptian city.. He... More 

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Pompey's Pillar is the symbol of Alexandria, I like how this place is clean and organised. I liked the underground tunnel where you can see the black ABIS Bull down there. Unless you have your own tour guide, you will not get any information from staff there, nor signs. I really did not like how security police staff moving inside... More 

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Meerut, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The Pompey's pillar is again in traffic congested old city area . The pillar is 30 meters high and 2.7 meters at base and capped by Corinthian capital. A good and popular attraction, the pillar was named after Roman General Pompey , who was murdered by Cleopatra's Brother . The timings are 9 am to 4:30 and fee is E£... More 

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Kent, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

you can skip this one. Not much to see here, you can read the story online. Not a place to park, busy street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

the place is just amazing for me and my daughters they are 6and 3 years old and we didn't take long time over there but if you are willing to go you must go with a company or a tour guide if you are not from Alexandria

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this place was leaving. It was one pillar standanding there on its own amongst dirt and a big hole. Even with a guide I found it not worth my time. The markets around the site are worth stopping at as they have more impressive stuff to see and do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited several local attractions during our daytrip to Alexandria -this was one of them, it's nearby other tourist sights that I would definitely recommend seeing. You don't need to purchase advance tickets and it's very safe you pass a security checkpoint before entering. We stayed for about forty-five minutes in the afternoon and during that time not one other... More 

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