Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar, a triumphal Corinthian column at Serapeum of Alexandria (an ancient Greek temple dedicated to Serapis, the protector of Alexandria). The Roman column originally supported a colossal porphyry statue of augustus Diocletian (created between 298-302 AD) and was mistakenly associated with general Pompey the Great.



Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar – عمود السواري
Pompey’s Pillar, Al Karah WA at Toubageyah WA Kafr Al Ghates, Karmouz, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria


See also:

AlexandriaAlexandria in black&white | Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Alexandria: Citadel of Qaitbay | Alexandria: El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque | Alexandria flowers


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