Pillar of Pompeii and Serapeum

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Little remains of theSerapeum , a sanctuary dedicated to the Greco-Roman god Serapis (combination of Osiris and Apis), as it was destroyed by the Christians. Happily, thePillar of Pompeii , dedicated to Emperor Diocletian (contrary to what its name might suggest), survived the pillaging. This tall pink-granite column, which has been accompanied by a sphinx since the early 20C, even served as a seamark to seafarers.

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