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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman...

This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

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A guide is must in order to understand the whole history behind Pompay's pillar. Old library & temple is little disappointing as nothing much is there to see. But we had a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
Swati K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

A guide is must in order to understand the whole history behind Pompay's pillar. Old library & temple is little disappointing as nothing much is there to see. But we had a very good guide who helped us understand hostory behind all these sites

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Thank Swati K
Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The Serapeum of Alexandria was a temple built by Ptolemy III (reigned 246–222 BCE) and dedicated to Serapis, the god who was protector of Alexandria. The Serapeum was the largest and most magnificent of all temples in the Greek quarter of Alexandria and housed an offshoot collection of the great Library of Alexandria. Nothing now remains above ground. It is... More 

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Thank AnnieLovesEgypt
GREECE&CYPRUS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

For centuries the column from red Aswan granite, has been one of the city’s prime sights: a single, tapered shaft, 2.7m at its base and capped by a fine Corinthian capital. The column rises out of the sparse ruins of the Temple of Serapeum, a magnificent structure that stood here in ancient times. Not much from the temple remains today,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Same place called pompey's pillar. located in downtown area very busy and difficult to go in and out.. do not drive to here.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

our guide- who is another amazing story in that place- told us that the priests also functioned as tax officers, and determined the rate by the level of flooding in the nile, as measured in the nilometer. and then theres the catacombs.

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Thank Mohsin K
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The ancient temple of Serapeum is close to the Pompey pillar and offers a unique combination of ancient Roman architecture a well as ancient Egyptian history. The tour can be combined with a visit to the Pompey pillar

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A serapeum is a temple or other religious institution dedicated to the syncretic Hellenistic-Egyptian god Serapis, who combined aspects of Osiris and Apis in a humanized form that was accepted by the Ptolemaic Greeks of Alexandria.Very little of the temple remains today, but visitors can enter the underground chamber that contained a cult image and the library and see some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Magnificent place, it's in the heart of old Alexandria. Unfortunately now rather rundown neighborhood, commercial and and overcrowded. Its best to take a short taxi drive from city centre. Even better to be in a tourist group as no guides there.

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Thank nijma
Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of the best maintained tourist destinations. Can tell you a lot about Alexandria's history with the right tour guide.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Was transiting Suez Canal on board a ship, so I must clarify that I did NOT enter the site but just had a glimpse of the same in passing. Seemed like a very sorry affair.

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