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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
Description: Excavations have unearthed a labyrinth of cisterns that supplied the...
Excavations have unearthed a labyrinth of cisterns that supplied the citizens of ancient Alexandria with fresh water.
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The Historical System of Cisterns

Relatively new discoveries found a system of cisterns that made potable water available for old Alexandria. If you are a tourist, you will need an official tourist company with an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The cisterns are really interesting and totally worth seeing. Take care when walking over the planks in the heart of the tombs at the bottom of the rotunda as they're not overally sturdy. I was really excited to visit the cisterns but the staff were very intrusive and allowed little time to admire anything. I was reading the information signs... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Relatively new discoveries found a system of cisterns that made potable water available for old Alexandria. If you are a tourist, you will need an official tourist company with an official tour guide to reach the place and to explain for you every relevant thing.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Excellent tour Company for cairo day Tour.we booked them for a day tour to giza Pyramids and Sakkara.They know exactly what the tourists want.payment was made at Tour End which is kind of Trust. thanks Joesph you are on the right way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

The cisterns of Alexandria is the memory of Otthoman domination over Egypt. Theses turkish pacha lived there and always look to the see to check if any enemy is coming. U must to take a tour guide otherwise u ll won't understand the meaning of each rooms ruins.

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

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