Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria (Egypt) – 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.

May 2012

Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria

See also:

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

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