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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor...

This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.

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Don't miss the caves

There were hundreds of other visitors while I was there but nobody else went in the caves, but they have have been the most interesting part. You have to walk way around the back... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gatineau, Canada
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Lephalale, South Africa
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting history, we did unfortunately did not know about the caves and would have love to do this

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Baroda, Gujarat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting the pyramids of Giza tour along with the Great Sphinx. if you are satisfied, then you may definitely skip this. The most important is to plan and also spend more time at the museum.

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Fresno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pillar itself and the story behind it is interesting, but the best part of the visit is the ruins of the Serapium. You can descend underground and see where they think the temple's library was located. When we were there we were the only visitors!

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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were hundreds of other visitors while I was there but nobody else went in the caves, but they have have been the most interesting part. You have to walk way around the back of the pillar to access the caves, and it may be helpful to bring a flashlight. Inside you will find "secret" rooms and even an ancient... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It may be a little hard to f8nd, but once you do, you'll find a large pillar with 2 sphinx welcoming you. The price is 30ep and you may think it isn't much at first, but you do get to wander through some caves and meet a wonderful statue of a bull.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing site here of Roman Empire grandness. Lots of other fragments of pillars, columns and sculptures. Wish we'd had a tour guide

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The place is not close to the mid of the city and was hard to find. It is between very populated residential neighbor. If you can find it or you are one of group tour it will be easier to access the place. After the arrival the visit was informative and fun

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Thank Abbady A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Pompey' pillar stands tall in Alexandria with an ancient history depicting a column of red granite standing 30 m tall. It was erected in 298 AD. It is one of Alexandria's most well known landmarks. Dr.Javed Rasheed

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

its a tall and impressive pillar. may be lots of history. but for me it was not a very cool one. felt like a touristic trap more. however if u r hist buff u can visit it.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was the second stop of my day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a private guide. Pompey’s Pillar is a 30-metre tall column made from a single piece of granite from Aswan. It’s quite an impressive sight to see it with two Sphinxes next to it. The Egyptian name of this place is Amud el-Sawari. The Temple of Serapeum... More 

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