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This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
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Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

Getting bigger and better but still not much here to visit. The most interesting is going down in the the library annex and see the Apis bull statue (replica) and the niches where all the books/scrolls were kept.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Pompey's Pillar is a 27-meter column of red granite with a Corinthian capital, standing on a hill with a ruined substructure. It was set up in 292AD to honour Roman emperor Diocletian, who supplied food for the starving population after the siege of the city....More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Sarapeum or the Temple of Serapeum is on the same site as Pompey’s Pillar. They share the same entrance and admission ticket covers both places. Egyptian name of this site is Amud el-Sawari. I had visited this place as part of my day trip to...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Some guides will charge you extra to take you to two places...Serapes and the Pompeii pillar but they are at the same place with the same entrance fee. Don't be fooled.

Thank Foodie8621
Reviewed December 18, 2016

In the middle of busy traffic a quiet spot to muse about the many treasures of the past we lost. Not much is left, but here you can see how Alexandria preserves what is left.

Thank eva_f_kaiser
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

Thank Swati K
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...More

Thank AnnieLovesEgypt
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...More

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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.

Thank Khuram_Munib
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.

Thank Mohsin K
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