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Pompey's Pillar ポンペイの柱 (Alexandria)

Posted by
timothy sullivan (Tokyo, Japan) on 15 May 2009 in Architecture.

Pompey's Pillar is one of the most renowned ancient monuments still standing today, and is located on Alexandria's ancient acropolis. With the shaft crafted from a single piece of granite, and standing peacefully at 30m (99ft), the Pillar made for a bit of interesting conjecture within my mind: what was the scale of the original temple structure? And how did they manage to raise such heavy things to such heights, without the benefit of cranes or other technology? Amazing, really.

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NIKON D300 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 200 28 mm

NIKON D300
1/320 second
F/6.3
ISO 200
28 mm

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