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Pompey's Pillar historical panels - in display cabinets, upper middle. image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, May 27, 2011
Pompey's Pillar historical panels - in display cabinets, upper middle.
Egypt, Governorate of Alexandria, Alexandria — Pompey's Pillar — [Alexandria Serapeum]
Pompey’s Pillar is one of the most famous glories of Alexandria. It has been estimated that this pillar was in the middle of a portico containing some 400 columns. The Arabs called it “Amoud el-Sawari”, Column of the Horsemen. The . . . — Map (db m59921) HM
Egypt, Luxor Governate, Luxor — The Two Obelisques Of Queen Hatshepsut
These two obelisques were erected by Hatshepsut in the Hypostyle Hall of her father Tuthmosis I. They were both cut out of red granite quarries at Aswan. According to the text which is covering the obelisques the whole job took 7 months. — Map (db m106725) HM

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