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Pompey's Pillar

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in Luxor, Egypt.

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Standing tall at 25 meters high with a circumference of 9m, Pompey's pillar is a magnificent structure and an important part of Egypt's history. The pillar was constructed at the end of the 4th century in honor of Diocletain, the man who captured Alexandria after it had been under siege, and was the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria. The pillar itself is impressive because of its size and engravings, but other than that, there is not much to it. Three sphinxes are set on the ground below it where it is said the sacred alpis bulls are buried- making it a more interesting photo to take.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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