This necropolis is a hidden gem. There are actually 4 tombs. start your visit with number 3 and 4 -as they are more ruined then head to No 1 and 2 which are great. The tombs are quite complex . they have stairs, small temples inside, offerings tables, wells, one has 6 sfinxes, and some mortuary chambers. One big sarcofagus lays in the courtyard. It seems there were tombs of high class romans. tombs are dated end of 3rd Century-beg 2nd Century BC. they were discovered in 1934. I believe the whole area was a bigger necropolis but actual authorities built over their heritage. As a proof you can take a look behind the necropolis (still guarded by concrete fences) you will find the ruins of Ptolemaic Period that were surrounded by a thin fence (during Mubarak's time) and completely exposed now to anybody (the metal fence disappeared) . These ruins will soon disapear under a garbage hill produced by inhabitants of the buildings above.
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