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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Carmous, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
+20 122 707 6302
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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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+20 122 707 6302
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

The location is in the middle of very crowded area of Alexandria the catacomb is number of tombs, the main tomb is like four stories underground and it describe an era between Pharos and the following era If you are going to visit then visit...More

1  Thank Tarek O
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This site is packed with interesting tombs and carvings. It is worth making the effort to walk down the spiral staircase down to the lower levels of tombs although some of them are waterlogged. It is worth having a guide who can talk you through...More

1  Thank Caz C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The site outside is unassuming and not well kept, but really worth wile to visit the Catacombs. We were not allowed to take any pictures inside.

Thank Jansen771111
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I was settling in the car for a sleepy two hour journey to Alexandria and it turned out to be my lucky day. My tour guide, Mr. Amr Ahmed, from a renowned first-rate agency (see No.1 in Egypt tours) occupied my last day in Egypt...More

1  Thank pavlusha48
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The story goes that a donkey fell down a shaft, which lead to the discovery of this ancient burial site. Many artifacts are on display at the street level before going underground to visit the tombs. It's a steal of a deal to see this...More

1  Thank James A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were in Alexandria to visit the great library (a must visit for sure!) and decided to take a side trip to the catacombs. So glad we did! It was definitely the highlight of our trip. We had an amazing guide who walked us through...More

2  Thank nds95746
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa is a fascinating archaeological site considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. It's basically a cemetary consists of a series of tombs, statues and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult. A circular staircase, which was...More

Thank Makshum
Reviewed 12 March 2017

After we were told catacombs would be next on our tour i thought of it as a simple place or plain tombs underground but was amazed and engrossed in its unique beauty and ancient design once i visited it.One cant find perfect greek,roman and egyptian...More

Thank marriakhan1010
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The history of the catacombs in Alexandria is interesting with layers of ancient Egyptian, Greek & Roman graves having been a part. However, because most of the stone & wooden caskets are now in the Cairo museum the remaining empty spaces are not as impressive....More

1  Thank Thisisjbrown
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Nice to visit such a great architechtueral place. It"s a underground beauty of great architech design. Moreover, it's a place of dead man or woman where they were washed and make them mummy stage by stage.Once it was a one of the wonder of the...More

Thank Saifur T
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