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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

Pompey’s Pillar is the only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt and is one of the largest ancient monoliths ever erected. This massive 30 m column rises above the debris of the ancient settlement of Rhakotis, the original township from which Alexandra grew. 2.7 m...More

Thank Sagnik B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see except an old pillar, interesting history though. Worth seeing as very near the catacombs. Sad how the surrounding have been built up.

Thank Ashraf M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pompey's pillar is basically one standing pillar with two sphinxes enveloping it. What you see in the picture is basically what it is. It actually has been maintained quite well and has good wheelchair and stroller access. We did see some scorpions and scarabs but...More

Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is located in the high density area of the city. As the name says only pillar, but there are something else to see. Underground ancient library (no books available now) and tunnel is there.

Thank A_Shifayet
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The place is really interesting, and the Pillar is wonderful. But it's a pity that the place is barely well indicated, and it need much more care from authorities: the walk stones are broken, there's dirt all the way... Anyway, is a must when visiting...More

Thank shadylau
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There were not many informational signs at this historical sight so having a guide with us who could tell us about the history made it a worthwhile visit. Otherwise, I can imagine it being boring. Take time to explore the underground areas.

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 15 August 2017

There is not much to see here except for a Long Standing pillar which has stood since 2000 years. The area is also small and is surrounded by commercial places. Go If you really have time.

Thank Avinash R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The history of the pillar and the sphinxes was interesting. The various statues and artifacts mounted on the stands were fascinating. We did not get to go underneath. Nice for a short stop.

Thank George O
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not very exciting, but a must stop on a tour of Old Alexandria. There are hieroglyphics inside the base of the pillar.

Thank marlaher
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

While we where in Alexandria our tour guy recommended to stop by the Pompeys Pillar. It was a short ride through the city. We got to see a lot around. The place is interesting. Nothing special but why not. It was ok.

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