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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

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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"burial site"
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"above ground"
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"indiana jones"
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"deep underground"
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"interesting site"
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"greek roman"
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"burial place"
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"tomb raider"
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"century ad"
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"egyptian style"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are fairly small roman catacombs compared to those found in other European cities. The most interesting part is the original family tomb, where that are statues and sarcophagi of a father, mother and child, along with relevant statuary and murals of Egyptian motif. The...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing site. You climb down the spiral staircase and enter the catacombs. Our guide explained how the bodies were brought down a shaft and then put into the crypts. No photos were allowed to be taken inside the catacombs but it wasn’t...More

Thank Fay O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not just the rain dampened my expectations. Truthfully, it wasn't worth even going to. There was little to see for all the effort getting down . I am game to go see any site. Was utterly disillusioned!

Thank William T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit if you are in Alexandria. Different from the catacombs of European countries. The sculptures, paintings, inscriptions are a beautiful blend of Greek Roman and Egyptian era. A tour guide is definitely needed if you wish to understand the history behind the architecture....More

Thank SRJ2212
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This underground structure goes three levels down and contains some of the fascinating underground tombs to be seen ever. They were built to serve as a burial ground for mostly Romans and you can see Egyptian style of architecture also. Do visit this place if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site is certainly amazing with a lot of fascinating history. However if you are expecting it tombs that are as incredible as the tombs in Luxor then you’ll need to moderate your expectations. These were created at the end of the pharaonic period so...More

1  Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After enjoying all Egypt has to offer from their great civilizations, take a tour of the Roman era catacombs. Amazing to think it was carved from rock and marvel at how the different levels of society were prepared for the everlasting and their final resting...More

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

If you don't want your expensive dslr camera been taken away, put it in your backpack before buying ticket, otherwise you have to leave it at the door, with lockers, just a piece of paper to claim it later. A good flashlight will be very...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

It started out to be burial chamber for a noble family, then became a common burial place, even for domesticate animals, between 2nd and 4th century AD. Amalgamated influence of Greek, Roman and ancient Egyptian art can be found in this place. The visit was...More

1  Thank Asif A
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is the only catacombs egyptian/greek/roman altogether in the whole world. Some carvings are a bit funny as it is a mix between greek and egyptian or roman and egyptian. You have 99 steps to go down and sometimes water flood makes it inaccessible.

Thank Eric B
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