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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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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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Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After enjoying all Egypt has to offer from their great civilizations, take a tour of the Roman era catacombs. Amazing to think it was carved from rock and marvel at how the different levels of society were prepared for the everlasting and their final resting...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you don't want your expensive dslr camera been taken away, put it in your backpack before buying ticket, otherwise you have to leave it at the door, with lockers, just a piece of paper to claim it later. A good flashlight will be very...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It started out to be burial chamber for a noble family, then became a common burial place, even for domesticate animals, between 2nd and 4th century AD. Amalgamated influence of Greek, Roman and ancient Egyptian art can be found in this place. The visit was...More

Thank Asif A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only catacombs egyptian/greek/roman altogether in the whole world. Some carvings are a bit funny as it is a mix between greek and egyptian or roman and egyptian. You have 99 steps to go down and sometimes water flood makes it inaccessible.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just completed a glorious maiden vacation at Egypt in December 2017, which we as a family would rate as our best vacation (we have travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, South America and live in North America)! We had not included Alexandria in our itinerary...More

Thank Uday N
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this on a particularly overcast day, and that added to the gloom that permeates this burial site for the Romans and Greeks. An interesting stop, steeped in history.

Thank vijai_vmc
Reviewed 15 December 2017

So interesting. Really glad we went on this trip. I am sure having a good guide makes a big difference! (We had Ibrahim Morgan) The fusion of ancient Egyptian and Greek is fascinating and entertaining,

Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 11 December 2017

A very interesting tour. Not very big but lots to see and learn about. There were a few tours inside at the same time so was a little crowded. Not recommended if you are claustrophobic.

Thank Deana W
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The catacombs of Kom is like a large well that takes you down to the burial and hiding site. It is not large and massive like other catacombs but gives an impression of what life at the times should have been like for the hunted...More

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Entry 60 LE. Best go early as it was great being the only ones in there. Take a torch too to look I to the dark corners. Eerie and rather fascinating - wish I had read more about it as there was not much information...More

Thank Ulrike C
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