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Alexandrie [i.e. Alexandria] - Colone de Pompie [Colonne de Pompée], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/5

Scope and Contents

223 x 283 mm. General view of Pompey's Column, situated to the S of the Arab Cemetery. The column, built of red granite, is 88 feet high including the pedestal and Corinthian capital, and was possibly erected by the Emperor Theodosius to commemorate the destruction of the Serapeum in 391 AD. Its present name stems from the medieval belief that it marked the site of the tomb of Pompey the Great. Photograph by Zangaki.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading.



Date information

DateText: The photographs were probably taken in the 1880s..


Zangaki, - , fl 1880-1899, photographer

Finding aid date

2003-10-08 12:15:31+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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