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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.

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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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