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This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed today via mobile

i have read about this while in school and was good to finally be there in person. In the middle of a bazaar and a bit run down but worth a visit. Be prepared with good climbing shoes and carry a good camera.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rxmenon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Poor town with rich past and an ugly present: the contrasts of civilisations and their reminders is Always there in Alexandria. Why is this town degenerated as it is today? where is the former glory? Things to think about for the local tourist office: the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B4174KTjanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was not particularly enthused about these ruins, so we were very pleasantly surprised. As you circle the hill, note that there are two small rooms underground, as well, that should be visited. Take a flashlight. Actually, take a flashlight to many of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank colleenmariem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pompey's pillar with Sphings are one of the example of ancient civilization with more than 4000 years history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Upendra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These ruins were discovered by accident. Surrounded by modern high rise buildings, the effect is a bit lacking, but the columns and statues are no less magnificent. I wandered around the area for over an hour on a day with occasional mist, exploring the remains...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This pillar is standing in downtown. Well preserved. Its nice to see the and wonder how they built such a pillar on those days.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DebasisC28
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

It was a great visiting to Pompeys's pillar in Alexandria . if anyone would to visit it , I can guide him or her to it .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ashraf A
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Not really an attraction. There’s a pillar or column with the ever present sphinx type statue. It’s worth a 5 min stop though. Get a sense of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The pillar is all that remains of the ruins of this temple, and it can be easily viewed from the outside. There isn't much reason to visit this site.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cookpias
Reviewed October 10, 2018

the location of this place was very far in old city the monument was not very well maintained, though the roughness added to its beauty

Date of experience: November 2017
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