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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This site was pretty interesting. I enjoyed it

My favourite part was actually the flooded parts of the catacombs.. Its interesting to see the Greek influence in Egypt. There are no bodies or bones left that we saw. Just painted and carved out tombs that are a mix of Greek and Egyptian. A wealthy Man and his wife built a tomb for themselves and then others added their own tombs to it later. No wasted space in Egypt.. Everything gets recycled or reused.

The climb back up the spiral ramp can be a little labourous.. but its worth it.

Its a Tomb - SO NO cameras.. unfortunately..
Wear Sturdy Shoes because its uneven ground.. Plus you can walk on long wooden boards to see the flooded parts of the catacombs (my Fave). I wouldn't recommend doing the board walk in flimsy shoes.

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

You get to walk down (and later back up) about 90 stairs. You walk on uneven poorly lit surfaces and unsteady boards. The whole thing is a little erie like catacombs are supposed to be. The whole experience gives you a feel for the funeral rites in the 2nd to 4th centuries. There is even a kitchen and dining area for the funeral meal. Our guide claims that Cleopatra, Mark Anthony and the son were buried here. No cameras are allowed and a guide is a good idea.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

They are very well preserved and if you think they have been discoverred just for pure casualty, you wonder how many treasures are still hidden under this city. You cannot take camera inside.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

This burial place is interesting but difficult to navigate. You must walk down 2 - 3 levels to see the tomb, and in some instances, you are walking on planks which are thrown on the dirt floor so that visitors will avoid the standing water.

Thank shagnfeet
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was awesome! While rather spooky, it is definitely worth the time. A guide is useful as we got insights into the catacombs we would have missed otherwise.

Thank Morris S
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