Pompey’s Pillar

Majestic but solitary, Pompey’s Pillar is a 25 meter column of solid red granite, from the bottom of its Greek inscribed base to the top of its Romanesque capital. Surprisingly, Pompey’s Pillar has nothing to do with its namesake. It was built in honour of the Emperor Diocletian in 292 AD.

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