Not very exciting, but a must stop on a tour of Old Alexandria. There are hieroglyphics inside the base of the pillar.
About Pompey's Pillar
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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
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).
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.
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
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
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