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Address: Carmous, Alexandria, Egypt
Description: An ancient circular staircase leads down into these tombs that were...
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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I like this place, though it is hard to go there on hot summer day. But it is full of history. Specially Caracalla Hall. It is lot of tales about that time of Alexandria's history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Alexandria, Egypt
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I like this place, though it is hard to go there on hot summer day. But it is full of history. Specially Caracalla Hall. It is lot of tales about that time of Alexandria's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was amazed with this historical site. so much of history and interesting to walk down to the chambers. would have benefitted from a guide to explain all the different chambers and perhaps the tourism authorities can capitalize on this gem of a place by taking the visitors experience to another level. So much potential. Took me back 2000 years.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A very interesting look into ‘burying’ corpses in the past. !!! Warning: Do not, under no circumstances visit the WC at this site. It is absolutely disgusting. And they even want money when you visit the toilet!!! It’s a disgrace! You have been warned.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The journey to reach the catacombs is a bit away from the city center and when i arrived i was surprised to see that there were only about 3 catacombs with few drawings left. You won't probably need more than 30 minutes to see the whole thing which compared to the prices and the journey may not be ideal. If... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Catacombs are in a very poor area and the journey to it takes you through some extremely narrow, overcrowded streets. We were rushed around by a guide, who was only interested in collecting his fee at the end of the whirl wind tour. All we got out of the tour was: Roman, Greek, Egyptian & sandstone. Very disappointing!

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Like most of Alexandria, the catacombs are just a little sad and hokey... It's interesting enough, just go without expecting too much.

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Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a good time visiting here. Go early, before the crowds, and have a guide to explain stuff. Exploring the catacombs was a lot of fun and it really brought out the little kid in me who wanted to be Indiana Jones.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

very nice place acient Roman Catacombs. not miss it if you are travelling to Alex. its our history. i was there with my friends and our guide. thanks them.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The construction of the burial site is impressive. The spiral construction going down the earth is really fascinating.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Although I've been living in Alexandria for more than 20 years, it was my first time to go to this place with a friend and her family from Cairo, luckily they have a car otherwise it was a bit difficult to go by myself and there was a guide there who helped a lot. It's worth to see. There are... More 

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Address: Carmous, Alexandria, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Alexandria Governorate  >  Alexandria

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