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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

| Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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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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| Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see in Alexandria, this rock cut underground burial ground is unlike the other catacombs found in Egypt. Considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, the Catacomb of Kom el Shoqafa meaning “Moulds of Shards” is believed to have been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The catacombs are hidden within a residential neighbourhood. They give the visitor an Indiana Jones feel, Great place, worth digging for

Thank Mamdouh S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an Uber to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which wasn't the best idea. Getting there isn't easy. The single-lane streets are narrow, winding, and full of pedestrians, and our driver got stuck a few times and needed to back-track and find another...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an interesting tomb where the Egyptians are dressed as Greek and Romans. This feature can be seen at the valley of the Kings where Alexander wanted to impress the Egyptians that he is also a descendant of the pharaoh and taking instructions from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting site and well worth a visit. Anywhere that you access down a winding and uneven stone staircase is always exciting but the floor is uneven and the steps a little slippery in places, so be careful too and make sure you take a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read some of the history before visit this place... incredible architecture and still developing new areas of discovering.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the places our local guide took us while in Alexandria. As other reviews report, no photos are allowed in the catacombs. You can take photos from the outside, but they ask you don't take any inside. Again, as some of the...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Compared to the rest of the places in Egypt it pales in comparison. Is it interesting yes and cool to see yes since you are in Egypt. Drive was longer from Cairo so if I went back definitely would not make trip again. But in...More

Thank Luke L
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I visited this place the same day I visited Pompey's Pillar, An excellent visit. tourist police will search your bag and if you have a camera they will insist you leave it at the ticket office. no photos Entrance Free EGP 60

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Even though this is nothing compared to other historical burial sites Egypt has to offer, it is very interesting to visit to view the typical Alexandrian-style decoration showing an odd synthesis of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman funerary iconography

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nijma
March 18, 2018|
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Response from selvakumar2015 | Reviewed this property |
A little cleaning and a lot more respect to THEIR OWN history and perhaps their origin will make this historical site a lot more attractive. Our Guide Shri.Mohammad of South Sinai Tours and Travels was also lot more... More
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Yes, they are open.
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from Tarek O | Reviewed this property |
From 9 am till 4 pm
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