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Pompey's Pillar rises from the ruins of the ancient and ... - Secret World

Alessandria, Governatorato di Alessandria, Egitto

by Lara Kipling
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Overview

Pompey's Pillar rises from the ruins of the ancient and famous Serapeion (Temple of Serapis), which was once used to store the overflow of manuscripts from the Great Library of Alexandria. This column of red Aswan granite with a Corinthian capital, standing on a badly ruined substructure and rising to a height of almost 27 meters, actually has nothing to do with Pompey and was instead set up in AD 292 in honor of Diocletian.