The Pompey’s Pillar

The temple of Serapis

King Ptolemy 1 build This temple was closed for the pagan cult. The whole temple destroyed; it was discovered in 1943 by Rowe.

The only exist monuments inside the temple are:

Pompey’s pillar:

It was built as a thanksgiving from the people to the Roman emperor Diocletian.

In the middle ages, the crusaders mistakenly called this column Pompey’s pillar because they believed that the head of Pompey buried on the top of this pillar that is a mistake because Pompey was killed in 48 B.C while this column was built in 292 A.D, more over this column was curved with a text saying that it was erected for Diocletian.

The Scarab

The three sphinxes

The three statues

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