Pompey's Pillar

Pompey's pillar was erected by Posthumous around 292 A.D. in honor of Emperor Diocletian as a part of a huge temple. It was named by the crusaders in the Middle Ages because they believed that the aches of the Roman general Pompey were put in a pot on the top of the pillar. The pillar is made of beautiful red granite and is about 26 meters high.