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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeks and pharoes met in this place. Nothing much to see but both cultures left a mark. The trip is an interesting experience. Takes time but you see the unique Alexandria and the Karmouz neighborhood. There is a lot of poverty and dirt on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can feel The history And That’s amazing. This is a absolute must see in The dangerous And dirty City Alexandrië

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stopped for a photo so cant say much about the site, there is a wall infront of it, but there is also a sphinx next door to it

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

In very good condition . The all visit take about 20 min) price is about 2 $ . Can make photos without going in

Thank klokovat
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

A mistitled site and pillar but that does take away from the little library (daughter), the Sphinxes or Diocletian’s pillar itself. Lots of artefacts to see, library and tomb. The pillar is the largest one piece Roman era pillar outside Italy and is very impressive....More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Drivers seem to have a hard time finding this iconic site oddly...but it is worth getting them to track it down. (They will often take you to the fort instead.) There is not much to see, you can tour the site in 20 minutes...but again...More

Thank empressginger
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Visited this as part of a tour so had already seen a lot of temples and other tourist hot spots. This was interesting to see but seemed a little plain after seeing so many other sites. Worth visiting. The Roman theatre was much better. Quite...More

Thank Ward50
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Real name: Amud El-Sawari. The pillar stands ferm, overlooking the many surrounding ruines. Very well equipped for walking around the site. Beware if you want to walk across the site: no steps or stairs, rough terrain. Two remaining sfinxes.

Thank cw f
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The biggest standing memorial column in Egypt, this red granite column having a height of around 38 meters and a base of 2.7 meters and tapering to about 2.3 meters at the top.Though not anyway related to General Gaius Pompay ,this column has been named...More

Thank raghu67
Reviewed July 10, 2018

It was a little disappointing, the roman theater was better. With its ruins and little place to check out. It will take about a hour and half if you are quick, if not it will be painful

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