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This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“free standing” (3 reviews)
“stands tall” (3 reviews)
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Alexandria, Egypt
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"free standing"
in 3 reviews
"stands tall"
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"roman influence"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
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"red granite"
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"amazing site"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"ancient library"
in 5 reviews
"tour guide"
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"worth a visit"
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"nice walk"
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"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"visiting alexandria"
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"visit this place"
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"pillars"
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"ruins"
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"bull"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Part of the fun of getting to the Pillar is driving through the one-mile souk on the road. It’s hard for Americans to believe that this is the way Egyptians still shop today, so it’s very interesting to watch. Once you arrive at the Pillar,...More

Thank sylviaroland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pompey's Pillar & the souurounding area is interesting. You can explore many things here. Be sure to read explanations to the full or take a guide. It is located in somewhat populated area. I would suggest to take a walk after exit to explore some...More

Thank ExplorerNaresh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting in a suburb is this ancient Pilar. It is about the best thing about the place, The view of the typical Alexandrian residential blocks is kind of interesting in comparison.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm Indonesian and lived in Alexandria for 4 years. During this period, I took my family and friends (they're from England & Indonesia) for a short tour to look around Alexandria. Pompey's Pillar is one of the exotic place to visit and the history behind...More

Thank miraclemine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with 4 other people and a tour guide on March 17, 2018 around noon. When we went down to the Apis bull catacombs which are near the back of this site we notices a policeman coming up with two other tourist. We...More

Thank JeanMiami
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

It is the only known free standing column in Roman Egypt. The column is 26.85 m high. some of the artifacts from the temple have been recovered. A life-size black basalt bull from the temple.

Thank hebahabibtourguide
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This huge monolithic pillar made of one granite stone stands out as a great landmark of Greek art in Alexandria. It has nothing to do with Pompeii. This pillar marks the Serapeum of Alexandria. The Serapeum, dedicated to Alexandria’s patron god, Serapis, was a symbol...More

Thank kc j
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to visit. A historical place with a tall pillar. A daylong tour from Cairo is required.

1  Thank Shihab M
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The pillar used to be a major landmark and was built in the honor of Pompey. It is remarkable that it has stayed erect all these years through a number of earthquakes and the feat of raising it should not be underestimated. Esthetically, though it...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The moment you step in to this place,you actually get goose bumps thinking how historically rich and important this place .This place where you stand looking at the Pillar of Pompey,history happened,Alexander the great was there. Its one of the few Monoliths of the world...More

Thank Gitanjalli B
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