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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
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Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour
Ranked #4 of 72 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).
aisaac
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“go early”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I wish we were able to take photos in the catacombs - so incredibly interesting. We were blown away at the amount of work to dig these tombs out of the subterranean rock!

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Eerie and fascinating”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Worth bringing a guide, for there is so much history in here that it will add very much to the experience. The catacombs are small, but well preserved (no photos allowed), and it was not too crowded when we went, though I could see how it could be a frustrating trip were there too many people.

Visited April 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“So interesting”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Wish photos were allowed here, but they were so interesting. A lot of stairs-to be expected I suppose.

Visited May 2013
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Preston,England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Need a guide to really get it.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Visited this site independently and without a guide, just with info from a well known guide book. Found it a bit dissapointing really, but I'm sure having a guided visit would enhance the experience. Not a great deal to it compared with other Egyptian sites but worth a visit if in Alexandria as part of a cruise or wider tour.

Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Alexandria Catacombs”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

If you're in Alexandria you have to go there but I found it only OK. It's like walking around in an old underground cave with holes dug into the walls and occasional decorative aspects or coffins. I'm probably jaded after having seen so many wonderful sites in the rest of Egypt.

Visited April 2013
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