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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 | Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

100 steps down but worth the trip, you cant take photos though which is a bit sad. But a great place to visit

Thank atr525
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Went with low expectations but was enchanted with the whole set up. When the site upgrade is complete it will be high on the Alexandria wish list containing such a cross section of Egyptian, Roman and Greek artefacts and influences. Caracalla and the horse bones...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Day 2: We were met by Shahinaz in the hotel lobby, and Magady drove us to Alexandria. The catacombs are situated in an old built up area through some back streets. Once again the tourism and antiquities police were on duty inspecting all vehicles. They...More

1  Thank JohnandMichelle87
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Very interesting to see how a family burial place got larger and larger to accomodate many hundreds of corpses. Beautiful gattering place for the family of the deceased. Nice to see. A smal fee.

Thank cw f
Reviewed July 13, 2018

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

1  Thank raghu67
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

Thank Mamdouh S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

Thank JocelynBly
Reviewed July 6, 2018

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

Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed June 24, 2018

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

Thank MarkT25_UK
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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

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nijma
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Henry D | Reviewed this property |
The site is not that impressive if you are looking it compared to other sites in Egypt. The reason to see it is because it is one of the best sites of its kind, so you see it to have seen it and to be able to put other... More
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.
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Samir S
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Response from Tarek O | Reviewed this property |
From 9 am till 4 pm
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