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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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An ancient circular staircase leads down into these tombs that were tunneled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emporers (2nd century AD).
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"spiral staircase"
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"burial chamber"
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"middle ages"
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though this is nothing compared to other historical burial sites Egypt has to offer, it is very interesting to visit to view the typical Alexandrian-style decoration showing an odd synthesis of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman funerary iconography

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about this place and really enjoyed visiting it, sadly, no photos, unless of course you have an I Phone...Overall, the site is small and undergoing some renovation work in these days. The main catacomb is like walking down a stairway that circles...More

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not many locals know abt this place. Is amazing but unfortunately they let u go inside alone with no guide or anything. Feel free to take pics coz the place is amazing So well preserved, u can see amazing things Deserves a first thing to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can definately see the Greek influences coming in to these attractions. It was good to see and a hard act to follow after the pyramids.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive sturucture. Worth visiting. A short distance from several other attractions such as Bibliotheca Alexandria.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered when a donkey fell into a well. Down a spiral staircase (take a flashlight!) to see this tomb originally built for a wealthy family. There were over 300 mummies buried here. Once your eyes adjust you will see a style that is pure Alexandrian-...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think of all the places I visited on my trip this was the one I was most fascinated by. I came with a guide and I’d say that is a brilliant way to fully understand the significance of the place. Alternatively a good guidebook...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch your step because this is dark and paths are worn. It is well worth a visit just for the creepy factor. See if you can find the bull. He's there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovered by accident, a donkey fell through a hole in the ground, these catacombs give a nice idea of the funeral rites in Hellenistic Egypt. It was a combination of ancient Egyptian and Greek/Roman. It is not really big, the winding stairs lead to a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stop on our Alexandria day trip. We didn't know what to expect but were really impressed by the site. It is a mixture of Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures from the 2nd to 4th centuries. Photos are forbidden and you have...More

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nijma
18 March 2018|
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Response from selvakumar2015 | Reviewed this property |
A little cleaning and a lot more respect to THEIR OWN history and perhaps their origin will make this historical site a lot more attractive. Our Guide Shri.Mohammad of South Sinai Tours and Travels was also lot more... More
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Diana P
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.
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Samir S
20 July 2017|
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Response from Tarek O | Reviewed this property |
From 9 am till 4 pm
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