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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

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Address: Carmous, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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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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The Catacombs were the first stop of my day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a private guide. I arrived at the Catacombs at around noon on a Thursday and there were less than a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the surface there are several empty tombs. Its the one deep underground that is the main attraction (from the gate LHS with round roofed modern structure). It was 2pm in early Dec, the day feels short and I happen to be alone down the stairs 4-5 stories deep to the tomb. Honestly its creepy... because its dim, and all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Catacombs were the first stop of my day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a private guide. I arrived at the Catacombs at around noon on a Thursday and there were less than a dozen other visitors there. My guide told me that cameras were not allowed in the Catacombs. My guide did a great job of providing the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I just carried a lot of expectations before to go there, but overall it is a good place to visit in Alexandria

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there from Giza with Memphis Tour, my tour organiser. Its a nice place. 600 mummies were found there. just a small place, but lot of history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stairs leading two stories underground to see these Greco Roman catacombs dating back 2 thousand years are comfortable. There isn't much to see and admire except for hundreds of slots where once coffins were kept. It's creepy to say the least.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful way to end our tour of Egypt. Brings together the ancient Egypt and Roman histories. Our tour guide (Zahraa Adel Awad) had am extensive knowledge of the history of the catacombs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting sight, and a lot smaller than you think. When we went we were the only visitors and had the police man on duty come to give us information (for a tip). He told us about each room, then we were "finished" and escorted out... Outside there are a few things to see, but not much. No... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was unexpected. You go down a few meters below street level to visit the tombs. It's a bit eerie and if you're claustrophobic it might not be such a good idea. It was interesting to hear about how the mummies were brought down to their final resting place though.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The catacombs of Roman burials is in very much traffic congested old city area , we waste 2-3 hours in reaching there and back . This is Largest known Roman Burials site discovered accidentally in 1900 AD , this is a mixture of Pharaonic and Greek styles architecture. The timings are 9 am to 5 pm and entry fee is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This tomb was different from what we saw in the Vally of the Kings. There was stairs to get in to the lower part of the catacomb.

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