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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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Al Karah WA at Toubageyah WA Kafr Al Ghates, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This site is a marvel and wonder on what may of stood here and how they managed to engineer its construction but unfortunately there is very little to see, as most of the monument was destroyed in ancient times....leaving two sphinx sculptures.and the magnificent 30m...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came early morning. Nothing like other Egyptian sites but there is amalgamation of Greek o Egyptian architecture. There is a underground alleys ( possibly storing books).

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was ok but not really up to the standard of others. There is no atmosphere of history and not much to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful to look at and to think it’s a monolith ! It’s a long walk to the pillar and better months to visit wd be nov - December . There’s a sugarcane juice shop outside that sells the most amazing fruit juices , a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this excursion. Be prepared to walk and steps and stairs. It’s a must see if visiting Alexandria. Not major but nice sight to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 237stephaniem
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

This one of my favourite places. In the middle of the downtrodden buildings of Alexandria is this beautiful Roman ruin. They are not sure as to why it is names Pompey as supposedly it was built for diocletian. Any how it is actually a short...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

A wonderful and huge site to visit and enjoy for a couple of hours. Take good sun protection with you because most of the visit is outdoor.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

I thought this was a nice stop on my way to the Catacombs nearby, but I don't think it would've been worth going all the way to this side of town to spend a long time here. It's a short stop and interesting to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vfwagner
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

One of a beautiful parts of city. The Pompeii’s tower is a beautiful Roman site in Alexandria. Don’t miss the cats at this place.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

It’s an interesting stop to take a couple pictures, but overall this is not a must see. If you’re in Alexandria and want too see some Roman ruins check it out.

Date of experience: July 2019
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