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Review of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
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Private Guided Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
Ranked #6 of 75 things to do in Alexandria
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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).
Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Indiana Jones”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

I loved this place, I totally felt like Indiana Jones. The lower catacombs are flooded and there's not a lot of safety precautions, so have good shoes and be on your toes!

Visited June 2012
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Orleans, France
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“A lot of history on this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

On a hot day is a good idea to visit this place.Looks like a well from top but is different from inside. well litted.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“pretty neat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

alot of history funny story to how they found the area...... no cameras but if your guide is cool youll be algud ^_* carvings are a site to see with detail... Out door stuff is show pony

Visited April 2013
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Arvada, Colorado
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139 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Disappointing Visit to a Significant Site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Bus loads of people gathered near the entrance. Our group escaped the blazing sun by standing in a nearby shaded area. We entered a stuffy, dark cavern with limited ventilation. We walked down a circular staircase that had approximately 100 steps. We were unable to take any photographs. Too many people were crowded into a tight space. It was not possible to hear most of what our guide said. People in our group as well as adjacent groups were talking. I wish that I had a better understanding of what I saw since there was no printed information and I could not hear most of what the guide was saying.

The steps were not that difficult, but many people struggled climbing back up.

Neither the area above the site or the catacombs were well maintained. This can be contrasted to the Catacombs in Israel. Those catacombs are well lit, ventilated, include signage, and printed materials.

Visited November 2012
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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107 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“dont miss it as it is one corner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Its nice but they not maintained much and its at one end of it that you could easily miss out. looks like a well from top but is different from inside. well litted.

Visited April 2013
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