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A lot of immagination is needed to "see" the old Serapeum in its old glory. One has to cross rough terrain to get an overview. The whole site is surrounded by a nice walkway. Still one large pillar and two sphinxes in situ.
I went to this site to see the Pompey's Pillar and didn't realize that there was so much more here, In the back are a couple of tombs that you can go down into and you may even see a black bull! It could be...More
Don't expect spectacular view around the place because this place located in middle of hectic city. Plus the fact lots of area is not yet maintain properly. But if you like history, it fascinated to witness the visible evidence of the underground ancient library.
Worth visiting the Temple of Serapeum & Pompey’s Pillar. same entrance and admission ticket covers both places. Perfect for history lovers. Spend around half and hour, take some photos and move on. Must visit & recommended tour in Alexandria
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.
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
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