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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

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Address: Carmous, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
Phone Number: 01227076302
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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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Interesting mix of styles

The catacombs offer a glimpse of the transitional period between ancient Egypt and Greco-Roman times. The frescoes blend both periods. They are well worth seeing if you have the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marie-Claire S
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Windsor, Canada
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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The catacombs are fascinating. There is a lot of history. They are different from the catacombs you see in Europe. It is a long climb down and a long climb back up. Much of the tour is walking along 2"x12" boards spanning across the water filled floor. As everyone is walking on the boards they wobble, bump and jerk. You... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The catacombs offer a glimpse of the transitional period between ancient Egypt and Greco-Roman times. The frescoes blend both periods. They are well worth seeing if you have the time.

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a true amalgamation of the two cultures, egyptian and roman. Unassuming from the top but once you enter you cant help being amazed. must see in Alexandria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical places and its excellent please go there and see more about civilization in alexandria ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see place who admire archeology and tombs. Roman but essence of old Egyptian Kingdom culture. Well preserved. But the tombs are empty though due to water submerged issues. But u will feel the ambience I'm sure.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For something entirely different and very interesting take this tour with a guide to explain what you are looking at in the underground discovery.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is definitely a must-see for anyone touring Alexandria. The catacombs are located in a neighbourhood actually called Kom El Shoqafa, so some locals were confused that there was a tourist attraction of the same name. I recommend you take a taxi to Pompey's Pillar and then walk up the adjacent street to the catacombs. The entry fee for... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit while in Alexandria. It's not huge, but interesting to see the mixture of Pharonic and Greek/Roman styles in the carvings. Could be difficult to find if you're driving yourself, but drivers should know it. There is a large parking lot on site. Avoid trying to visit there during Friday prayer time, as streets around it may be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside .. this place is in the middle of a residential area . surrounded by flats . ! Nothing to write home about from the outside . i thought that I had made a mistake visiting here , BUT ....I was surprised how much I enjoyed this place . I had read a good few reviews that said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting historic site. I recommend you go with a guide to learn about what you are looking at. Creepy cool!

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