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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Carmous, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
+20 122 707 6302
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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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Carmous, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
+20 122 707 6302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered by accident in 1900, this place is really unusual as an Egyptian "antiquity". Dating from about 100AD? it consists of a central pit with a staircase down (about 35m) where, at one time, bodies were lowered to be buried. There are several chambers hewn...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is one main catacomb open at present and it is certainly worth a visit. It is a short walk from Pompey's Pillar, so the two sites can easily be combined into one visit. Like many sites, no photography is allowed.

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These catacombs are incredible as they have Roman, Egyptian and Greek history combined. It smells wet and damp and is quite small of course, but it is worth taking a look. Has a few windy stairs but nothing too crazy.

Thank Brianna O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as we enter the site its difficult to imagine what lies beneath our feet. once down the spiral staircase of 98 steps u are transported into a world of caves and with purposes as workers dinning, private tombs and public tombs. what surprised me is...More

Thank babuchNashik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very quick tour stop in the heart of Alexandria, but well worth it. Go with a knowledgeable guide... ours pointed out how the Greeks tried to blend their customs and styles with ancient Egyptian traditions with somewhat comic results. Not recommended for anyone that isn't...More

Thank wake15272
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Photos were not allowed inside during our visit. We were told that policy changes daily; but that aside, the wander down into these catacombs is different to experiences elsewhere. Not so much for bones, but chambers

Thank codym481
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this underground Greek sepulture is interesting by its construction with a kind of a well entrance and burial sites arranged in holes dug in the limestone all around and a prep room. Too bad all the mummies where moved to museums.

Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed out visit to Kom el Shoqafa, one of the seven wonders of the medieval world. The catacombs are extensive but only a small part is open to the public That said, the catacombs are beautiful in an understated way and it's interesting...More

Thank JennyWrenLuxembourg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Defiantly place to pay attention !!! Recently has opens . If you like to ticklish your nerves it is place to be))))))

Thank klokovat
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I wasn't too sure what to expect and was persuaded by friends to go along too. I'm so glad I did! We were given a thorough guided tour by a member of staff at the site (this was included in the price of the ticket...More

1  Thank sophiikhalid
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