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This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
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  • Average29%
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Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very exciting, but a must stop on a tour of Old Alexandria. There are hieroglyphics inside the base of the pillar.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While we where in Alexandria our tour guy recommended to stop by the Pompeys Pillar. It was a short ride through the city. We got to see a lot around. The place is interesting. Nothing special but why not. It was ok.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another ancient site which sits incongruously right in the middle of the modern city, surrounded by tower blocks. The pillar is the main thing (and it's huge) but there are also a couple of small sphinxes. The rest of the site is mostly ruins of...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is an archaeological site that comprises much more than just a single column. It is certainly worth a visit and can easily be coupled with a visit to the Kom el Shoqafa catacombs (a short walk away).

Reviewed 30 May 2017

The granite column before part of a complex of column today stands tall and alone, a single block of granite brought from Aswan. Be sure to look for the secret underground passage that was linking to the library.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

it is in the middle of the city..was built in the Roman era..A high pillar with several small sphinxes..and some roman remains..not much to c..but interesting none the less

Reviewed 22 May 2017

A place with rich history and interesting to walk around and see .Buildings in backdrop kills it's beauty though. Just a pillar if you do not know the history.so you must already have a background in the history of this place to really enjoy it...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This is definitely not a 'must-see' place. After seeing all the other breath taking sights of Egypt, this was a disappointment. Pompey was Caesar's Governor of Egypt who was killed by Cleopatra's brother. There are a couple of small sphinxes at the site which are...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Our visit to this significant site in Alexandria was marred by my wife falling at a point where the wooden boardwalks around the site are collapsing for about a complete metre and are completely unsafe. At the point where they are collapsing they are right...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very difficult to use 100 characters to "big up" a pillar !! Very tall, very round and awfully pillar like.

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