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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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Mohmad said Al halawane | Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 14 May 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

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Reviewed 13 May 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
Reviewed 11 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 May 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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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I think of all the places I visited on my trip this was the one I was most fascinated by. I came with a guide and I’d say that is a brilliant way to fully understand the significance of the place. Alternatively a good guidebook...More

1  Thank ElizabethJ2184
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Watch your step because this is dark and paths are worn. It is well worth a visit just for the creepy factor. See if you can find the bull. He's there.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Discovered by accident, a donkey fell through a hole in the ground, these catacombs give a nice idea of the funeral rites in Hellenistic Egypt. It was a combination of ancient Egyptian and Greek/Roman. It is not really big, the winding stairs lead to a...More

Thank math1482
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This was our first stop on our Alexandria day trip. We didn't know what to expect but were really impressed by the site. It is a mixture of Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures from the 2nd to 4th centuries. Photos are forbidden and you have...More

1  Thank SylvanoT
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The catacombs are definitely interesting and intriguing with their carvings and architecture reflecting the Egyptian influence on the later period Greek and Roman inhabitants of the area; the subsequent cultural mix of all three is in evidence throughout in the catacombs (take special note of...More

1  Thank FareehaM
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Tanzontoast72
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Response from MarkT25_UK | Reviewed this property |
No, it's not free. I'm afraid I can't remember how much the entry is but not a lot.
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nijma
18 March 2018|
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Response from Henry D | Reviewed this property |
The site is not that impressive if you are looking it compared to other sites in Egypt. The reason to see it is because it is one of the best sites of its kind, so you see it to have seen it and to be able to put other... More
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