Alexandria Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria Ancient Ruins

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  • Ari L
    London, UK119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting archeological site.
    Nice to see a part of ancient history in person.

    Few steps to go down, but easily manageable.

    Nice to see the process of mummification carved in stones.
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,028 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the biggest site of ruins in the city. It's extensive and includes an open theater that is still used for concerts. There are ruins of shops and houses, including an area where some very good mosaics are no display. Also some monuments that have been extracted from the sea. Big area so you won't feel crowded.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • cdandoy
    Gilbert, AZ1,257 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped by here to see the pillar. Had a local guide explain it to me. You can walk around it but not tons to see. It is in great shape.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Kumi M
    Palo Alto, CA1,481 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you visit the Sarapeum, you will see Pompey's Pillar. If you visit Pompey's Pillar, you will be in the Sarapeum. It's pretty much all in the same location.

    This spot housed a large temple with views of land and sea. Eventually it was destroyed - some blame Roman soldiers, others blame a mob of Christians.
    Below there are catacombs but I never saw it. As you walk around the complex toward the pillar, there will be areas with ruins and relics to look at. It doesn't take much time at all to walk through the artifact garden. It's nice to walk through and take the time to look at the modern buildings creeping up around you.

    You don't really need a guided tour of this location, but a little bit of background information helps. It's a fast visit and won't take up much of your time.
    Written 15 January 2020
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  • World Prof
    Buffalo Grove, IL171 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    You'll need a little imagination, but historians and archaeology buffs will find it interesting. Tomb #2 is the best - see it first
    Written 26 February 2023
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