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- Pompey’s Pillar
- Alt Name:
- Ancient Rome
- 200AD - 299AD
- Alexandria, Damanhur,
- Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, Roman Amphitheatre - Alexandria,
about Pompey’s Pillar
Pompey’s Pillar is a solitary granite column in Alexandria, Egypt and one of the few Roman remains to have survived in the city.
Whilst called “Pompey’s Pillar”, this 25 metre tall structure was actually dedicated to the Emperor Diocletian, who ruled Rome from from 284 to 305 AD. Completed towards the end of the third century AD, it was one of the largest of its type to be built anywhere in the Empire.
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Address: Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria, Egypt
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Regular trains operate between Alexandria and Cairo. Several tour companies offer tours to Pompey’s Pillar.
The entry fee for Pompey’s Pillar is 15 EGP.
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