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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

| Mohmad said Al halawane, 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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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“burial chamber” (10 reviews)
“middle ages” (13 reviews)
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| Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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"spiral staircase"
in 17 reviews
"burial chamber"
in 10 reviews
"middle ages"
in 13 reviews
"burial site"
in 6 reviews
"above ground"
in 8 reviews
"no photos allowed"
in 4 reviews
"greek roman"
in 9 reviews
"tourist police"
in 4 reviews
"ticket office"
in 4 reviews
"century ad"
in 8 reviews
"egyptian style"
in 4 reviews
"seven wonders"
in 10 reviews
"take pictures"
in 8 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"entry fee"
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"day trip"
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"ancient egypt"
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Reviewed yesterday

Read some of the history before visit this place... incredible architecture and still developing new areas of discovering.

Thank Diafricana
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the places our local guide took us while in Alexandria. As other reviews report, no photos are allowed in the catacombs. You can take photos from the outside, but they ask you don't take any inside. Again, as some of the...More

Thank Sar_Bear17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to the rest of the places in Egypt it pales in comparison. Is it interesting yes and cool to see yes since you are in Egypt. Drive was longer from Cairo so if I went back definitely would not make trip again. But in...More

Thank Luke L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place the same day I visited Pompey's Pillar, An excellent visit. tourist police will search your bag and if you have a camera they will insist you leave it at the ticket office. no photos Entrance Free EGP 60

Thank Tharindu D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though this is nothing compared to other historical burial sites Egypt has to offer, it is very interesting to visit to view the typical Alexandrian-style decoration showing an odd synthesis of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman funerary iconography

Thank CuriousTraveler007
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had read about this place and really enjoyed visiting it, sadly, no photos, unless of course you have an I Phone...Overall, the site is small and undergoing some renovation work in these days. The main catacomb is like walking down a stairway that circles...More

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Not many locals know abt this place. Is amazing but unfortunately they let u go inside alone with no guide or anything. Feel free to take pics coz the place is amazing So well preserved, u can see amazing things Deserves a first thing to...More

Thank aesha2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

You can definately see the Greek influences coming in to these attractions. It was good to see and a hard act to follow after the pyramids.

Thank DMandTM
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Impressive sturucture. Worth visiting. A short distance from several other attractions such as Bibliotheca Alexandria.

Thank Factfinder90
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Discovered when a donkey fell into a well. Down a spiral staircase (take a flashlight!) to see this tomb originally built for a wealthy family. There were over 300 mummies buried here. Once your eyes adjust you will see a style that is pure Alexandrian-...More

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nijma
March 18, 2018|
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Response from selvakumar2015 | Reviewed this property |
A little cleaning and a lot more respect to THEIR OWN history and perhaps their origin will make this historical site a lot more attractive. Our Guide Shri.Mohammad of South Sinai Tours and Travels was also lot more... More
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Diana P
December 3, 2017|
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.
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Samir S
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Tarek O | Reviewed this property |
From 9 am till 4 pm
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