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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
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US$82.00*
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Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour
Ranked #8 of 75 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I wish we were able to take photos in the catacombs - so incredibly interesting. We were blown away at the amount of work to dig these tombs out of the subterranean rock!

Thank aisaac
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Worth bringing a guide, for there is so much history in here that it will add very much to the experience. The catacombs are small, but well preserved (no photos allowed), and it was not too crowded when we went, though I could see how it could be a frustrating trip were there too many people.

Thank Tuigirl
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Wish photos were allowed here, but they were so interesting. A lot of stairs-to be expected I suppose.

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Visited this site independently and without a guide, just with info from a well known guide book. Found it a bit dissapointing really, but I'm sure having a guided visit would enhance the experience. Not a great deal to it compared with other Egyptian sites but worth a visit if in Alexandria as part of a cruise or wider tour.

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Reviewed 24 May 2013

If you're in Alexandria you have to go there but I found it only OK. It's like walking around in an old underground cave with holes dug into the walls and occasional decorative aspects or coffins. I'm probably jaded after having seen so many wonderful sites in the rest of Egypt.

Thank TravelLot123
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