Bombay’s pillau

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Egyptian guide: We will go to Bomay’s pillau

Clearly I was misunderstanding what my Egyptian guide was telling me,   though visiting Bombay’s pillau in Alexandria did sound rather facinating.   The sign at the Sarapeiona temple we visited cleared-up the mystery.   The Sarapeona temple was built by Hadrian in the second century,   the same Hadrian that walled-out the Scotttish from England.   Unfortunately those darned Christians destroyed this non-christian the temple in the 4th century….     the pillar remained standing

Pompey's pillarPompey’s pillar

No rice.   No connection to the Indian city.

Ceasars son-in-law, Pompey,  had a history of disputes with Ceasar. Pompey travelled to Alexandria hoping to find refuge with the Egyptians. Upon arrival  Pompey was beheaded by Ptolemy XIII  as un unsolicited favour to Ceasar.   Ceasar didn’t approve.   Subsequent tourists looking for Pompey’s tomb mistakenly named the pillar in the Sarapeiona temple after him. The name remained with the pillar.

Bombay’s pillau
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3 bits of lovely banter on “Bombay’s pillau”

  1. Madame Defarge writes:

    While the pillar is fascinating, what on earth is the little thing in the bottom left of the picture?



  2. Scarlet writes:

    *Waves to Eric*
    ;o) Pleased you’re having a good time.



  3. wendy writes:

    Mme D. Flat Eric is everyone’s best dude-friend



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