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The Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria, Egypt.

The Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria, Egypt.

The Memorial of Diocletian (Pompey's Pillar)

The so-called "Pompey Pillar" is the biggest memorial column in Egypt. It is a huge column of red granite, with a total height of about 28 meters and a base diameter of 2.7m. On the upper part at the western side is an inscription in Greek, which reads: "to the most just Emperor, tutelary of Alexandria Diocletian, the invincible, Postumus, the Prefect of Egypt (who erected this monument)."

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Photo prise @ Alexandria le 16 octobre 2018 (© On VAC in Bolívia & Chile - til Feb 19 / Flickr)

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