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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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All reviews stands tall free standing roman emperor diocletian red granite worth a visit great history interesting place ancient library tour guide nice walk pillars ruins site temple bull erected pilar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the visit to Cairo and Luxor, this place seems very ordinary. However, worth a visit due to historical significance. There are underground caves (entry from back side) with a small temple and a library. Worth a visit if you happen to be in Alexandria....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank columbus1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pillar itself isn’t super exciting but underneath are pathways where books were once hidden to be protected from destruction. They were neat to see and explore. This site requires a fair amount of walking over unstable ground, may not be great for people with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jsand8217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built of a one piece granite, the Pompey’s pillar still stands tall in the heart of Alexandria. There is no written history to confirm whether if it was actually Pompey’s pillar but just a hearsay. There are two statue of sphinx placed on either side...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A single towering pillar between two small Sphinx like statues is surrounded by Roman ruins. Worth a quick look on the way back into town after a visit to the catacombs. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks 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 1 December 2018

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 24 November 2018

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 19 November 2018

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 7 November 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
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