Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria

Marvel at the skill of ancient stonemasons at Pompey's Pillar, one of the largest monolith columns ever erected. Constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in 297, this 26 m (88 ft) tall granite column is the largest Roman triumphal arch built outside Roman imperial cities, the tallest free-standing column not composed of drums. Commemorating a victory over a revolt in Alexandria, the Corinthian capped pillar is made of red granite from Aswan on a 20.5 m (67 ft) wide shaft having a diameter of 2.71 m (8.9 ft) at the base. With an estimated 285 tones, this is one of the largest ancient monuments. Explore statues of sphinx around the monument. Make Pompey's Pillar a part of your Alexandria vacation plans using our Alexandria vacation maker website .
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  • This was a good stop in Alexandria with interesting ruins. Note there is no relief from the sun here so if you are sensitive to the sun, wear a hat or bring an umbrella. Do go underneath into the tunn...  more »
  • Better to go ourselves without bands! There's a Dungeon (the column) the remains of the library! And Ritual Bull! For a ten-pound Guard will show an underground maze! But the groups did not lead ((next walks an old tram! And when will it wait try svezhevyzhityj juice from sugar cane (right next to the stop of the) open 10 am Pompeii in here in the morning and need to come to a neighboring Street 13! turns into an impassable market (will not will you there zastrjanite)
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  • Pompeys pillar is good to watch if you are visiting the Alexandria. Your guide will explain the stories related to it. It's very well preserved in the ruins. Moving up to it involves little ruined steps up from front otherwise there is a long way to reach at top too.
  • Impressive and massive granite column. You can imagine how this site will look in his good days. Flanked by 2 beautiful Sphinxes. Must visit
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