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Address: Port Said Sreet, Alexandria, Egypt

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Good, but nothing compared to upper Egypt tombs

This is an interesting find, and tombs dating back to 300 BC, at least but still they are nothing like the tombs in Luxor or Aswan. Worth the small entry price and challenging... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Steven W
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is an interesting find, and tombs dating back to 300 BC, at least but still they are nothing like the tombs in Luxor or Aswan. Worth the small entry price and challenging walk.

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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Walking down to see the tombs was quite an experience. It was a wonderful experience for the whole family.

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Thank Amir1122
Heredia, Costa Rica
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130 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

According to our guide, these tombs go back to the times of Alexander the Great. There are a few tombs and appears to be about 50 burial slots. Not a lot of information about this spot and our guide stated not too many people visit the site. Would like to know more

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Antalya, Turkey
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93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Not much to see here so we didn't pay the admission to enter and shot our photos from the outside. You can see the site through the bars of the iron fence. More convenient to visit than the tombs of Mustafa Kamil however.

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Thank Mark W
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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274 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Great Collections.. but no proper explanation or proper guide. Need more english translation posters for better understanding. At the entrance, no sign board available.

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Thank Duraisamy
Alexandria, Egypt
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

It doesn't sound or look interesting from the outside but when we had a guided tour it was just amazing knowing all that history behind it

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Thank Shereef-Marzouk
alexandria egypt
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012 via mobile

This place is just like an old cemetery. U dont have to pay 20pound if u want to see it from outside the gate, which for me is good enough. U can see everything clearly from the outside. For me its not worth spending 20 pound to see from inside

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Thank crab_risotto
Hurghada, Egypt
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Since its analysis Alexandria you may come across for many a while a center of location light-weight to the whole location. It used a wonderful location in the heritage of persons. Today Alexandria is regarded the second affordable obligation choice earnings of The red sea. It is recognized by its best location,moderate that you are and its magnificently excellent exclusive... More 

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Thank peter w
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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210 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2009

Not as impressive as the catacombs, but reputedly the oldest tombs in Alexandria, The necropolis at Chatby (sometimes written Shatbi or Chatbi) are situated next to the Youth Hostel and across the road from St Marc's College on Port Said Street (near the Corniche, East of Suez Canal Street). Entry cost 20 EGP for foreigners and my friend and I... More 

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