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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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  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
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“free standing” (3 reviews)
“stands tall” (3 reviews)
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"free standing"
in 3 reviews
"stands tall"
in 3 reviews
"roman influence"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"ancient library"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"tour guide"
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"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"pillars"
in 132 reviews
"ruins"
in 24 reviews
"temple"
in 20 reviews
"site"
in 51 reviews
"bull"
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"granite"
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"erected"
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"monolith"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the tallest pillars outside of Rome it is quite remarkable that it has survived. However, the site is fairly sparse but has some underground chambers and short examples of columns in various styles and materials. Uncrowded.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its just a Pilar. Nothing really to see. It I guess if you’re into such things you would enjoy it. It was a quick thing for us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historically interesting place. A short stay and photography is recommended. Enjoy Roman Inter-nation visitor’s entrance fee is EGP 60

Thank Tharindu D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though not much is left from the Serapeum Temple, the impressive and lonely column is worth a visit. Here we can see a mix between Roman and Egyptian styles.

Thank CuriousTraveler007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I went, I thought there was just the pillar, and that was pretty neat. I enjoyed some of the stuff that they were gathering to expand the displays like statues, pieces of columns, sphinxes, a variety just laying around. I wandered towards the back...More

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Over rated place . Entry ticket at very high but no value for money .You can take pics from even outside not worth buying ticket

Thank RaheelR
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Alexandria grab a look. Make sure you take the back path (don’t shortcut to the Sphinx and then the toilets) to go underground and see the library.

Thank DMandTM
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Pompey’s pillar is supposed to be the biggest memorial column in Egypt. It supposed to be 30 meters tall. Although it was called Pompey’s pillar it has nothing to do with General Pompey, the rival of Julius Caesar. It is on a rocky hilltop in...More

Thank Nilmini D
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Great to tramp around the site, good photo ops with sphinxes, and I loved the rows of statues/ sphinxes, missing faces, etc. You can go inside and under some of the structure/ temple. And the contrast with the bustling neighborhood was astounding. Getting our little...More

Thank stpetesusan
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Not really Pompei's pillar, but erected after a famine during the reign of Hadrianus. Not bad but there is not really much to see here besides the pillar and some sfinxes. The premises is surrounded by 15-story high buildings which make it little more curious...More

Thank math1482
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