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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.



About Pompey's Pillar

 Karmouz, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Pompey's Pillar and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Alexandria National Museum

Alexandria National Museum(2.7 km)
The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion.

Kom el-Shouqafa

Kom el-Shouqafa(0.7 km)
The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa are counted as one of the 7 wonders of the Medieval Ages.

Graeco-Roman Museum

Graeco-Roman Museum(2.2 km)
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 Roman Theatre

Alexandria Roman Theatre(1.6 km)
The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features.

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque(2.8 km)
The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas.

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier(1.9 km)
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea.

Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts

Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts(2.3 km)
The Museum of Fine Arts displays a collection of paintings, sculpture and architectural works by national and international artists.

Attarine Mosque

Attarine Mosque(1.3 km)
Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt.

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