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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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Only if you have excess tine

Nice place but not very lovely view. Buildings in backdrop kills it's beauty. Just a pillar if you do not know the history. Walking is not much. Require one person with camera on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Amman, Jordan
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well I went there to take a look but really not in there to see or to take a look on but if you in there and have free time go if didn't have time it's ok u ll not lose anything if u didn't go

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place but not very lovely view. Buildings in backdrop kills it's beauty. Just a pillar if you do not know the history. Walking is not much. Require one person with camera on ground to catch good shot. Avoidable

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Thank Drurman
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No large crowds agasin here and very clean. The area is small enough to explore on your own once left by the guide and you can easily make your way back to the gates. The site is not far from the catacombs so it makes and easy jaunt to see both.

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Thank Craig L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a special historical site, but apart from the pillar there is not much more to see. Not sure if it is required to pay and enter.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Like all else in Egypt, if you want to see a thing up close, you have to pay. Everywhere you need to entrance fees. We were not impressed by the attitude of the peple selling the tickets and just left after a few minutes.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

There is not a lot to see on this site, but it is still very interesting and worth seeing. It is worth having either a guide to explain about it or your own research. Allow an hour at the most.

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Thank JandH2007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I really enjoyed walking around this area and seeing some of the old remains. The foundations and walls of historic buildings, Cleopatra's library and off course the pillar itself. If travelling on your own, (Uber was a godsend for us! So much cheaper than taxis and the drivers all have been exceptionally trained. Can't speak highly enough of this service),... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Quite a small historic site but, worth a look while in Alex - secure & safe.Try telling Al Jazeera news !!!!!!!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We didn't go to the site but drove past with our guide and got the run down, very interesting! I wouldn't recommend stopping for too long other than admiring how large and what a feat it would of been to erect.

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Bernau am Chiemsee, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

In my first year in egypt – that was 2012 – I just had half a day to visit things in Alexandria, as it was the day my friend Ahmed picked me up from there to take me to Disuq and stay some days with his family. Still we used this time with visiting some ancient places like Fort Qait... More 

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