Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year

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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater

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... the catacombs, the Roman amphitheater, Pompey's Pillar, the Alexandria National Museum, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pom...

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Alexandria Private Day Tour

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...story and see Pompey's Pillar, the catacombs and the Roman amphitheater, and get a panoramic view on top of the citadel.

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Shore Excursion: Alexandria City Tour from Alexandria Port

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... Citadel, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Kom Al Shoqafa Catacombs, Pompey's pillar and the National museum of Alexandria.

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Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria

Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year.

Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year. The 28 m high red Aswan granite column is the biggest memorial column in Egypt and among the largest monoliths in the world. Pompey's Pillar is actually a misnomer caused by the Crusaders believing that the remains of Roman general Pompey were on top of the column.


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About Pompey's Pillar

 Karmouz, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Pompey's Pillar and Nearby Sights on Map

Kom el-Shouqafa

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa are counted as one of the 7 wonders of the Medieval Ages

Attarine Mosque

Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea

Alexandria Roman Theatre

The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features

Graeco-Roman Museum

The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest

Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts displays a collection of paintings, sculpture and architectural works by national and international artists

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas

Alexandria National Museum

The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion

National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries

The National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries has an aquarium and museum on marine life

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast