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Address: Raml Station Square | At Kom El Dekka near the Roman Museum, Alexandria, Egypt
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4902904
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Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular...

Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular tiers made of white and gray marble.

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Kom el-Dekka

The Egyptian name for this place is Kom el-Dekka (Mound of Rubble). The site was well kept. Admission price was 40 EGP. This was the third stop of my day tour to Alexandria... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kargil, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is worth a try for some photo sessions but other than that there is not much to see there. There are also tunnels near to it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Egyptian name for this place is Kom el-Dekka (Mound of Rubble). The site was well kept. Admission price was 40 EGP. This was the third stop of my day tour to Alexandria from Cairo with a private guide. My guide explained to me that this place was used for educational purposes. Just above the steps opposite the amphitheatre are... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

30 BC emperor Augustus or Octavio was able to defeat the last Greek com Egyptian queen Cleopatra and Mark Anthony and changed the city of Alexandria which was named after Alexander the great who had been crowned as the son of God Amen in his shrine in the Oasis of Siwa 332 BC, and he;ped Egypt defeat the Persians who... More 

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the smallest amphitheatre I've seen... but so well maintained. The site is cared for and peaceful in the centre of a busy city, across the road from a main train station. Dont miss the mosaic villa further back on the site, the signs arent clear, follow the path to the right of the amphitheatre to find it hidden... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Amazing how they discovered this whilst excavating for a new housing complex! There are also some heads of statues that were found under the sea displayed here with the story behind the sea wall. I really enjoyed visiting this place and walking on the old paths and exploring the rooms behind the amphitheatre. Would visit again if I were to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

very nice place to visit, the roman life in Egypt was very rich and amazing, the roman amphitheatre really good

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Thank elbadri F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was not impressed with this site I must say, felt like just another hole in the ground to attract tourist. Was not worth the visit I think.

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Thank Dwight B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice interesting place. Ticket`s price 40 EGP for 1 person (the same proce for residents and foregniers- what is really nice from them!! ) I spent really nice time there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

It is not my first vist but i wanted to take my daughters this time I love the Roman theatre it is not that big but it is nice and unfortunately bathrooms are horrible and forgot about the bird palace over there actually there is nothing.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of the few amphitheaters that have been re-purposed for today's use. Local concerts and theater is staged here. Small but fairly complete.

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