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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 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is an important relic of the Greco-Roman period which reflects how important honoring the dead still was in Egypt. The catacombs go on and on.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Catacombs bring many images to mind, typical the christians in Rome. These are not like those really.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The catacombs once filled with treasures of the dead now contain only the sarcophaguses, sea water has infiltrated the site in decades past an annualy in winter. The interior was carved out of solid rock, columns, etc., rather than digging a hole and bringing materials...More

Thank Mitcheal M
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited this as a part of the Alexandria day tour with Emo tours. The story behind the discovery of these tombs is very fascinating. On the inside though, it's kind of gloomy and freakish, just to imagine them coming down here to bury/ cremate...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It is a great structure built under the ground as burial places for Egyptians in Alexandria. Beautiful carvings. Must visit for tourists. Mustafa.

Thank mustusb
Reviewed 2 April 2018

very interesting to know how the ancient made this burial chambers..the tunnels, the holes undergrounds, the drainage, the craved.. it feel great to witness this visible evidence where three cultures, three arts and three religions ; Egyptian, Greek and Roman; were superimposed upon Egyptian soil.

Thank miraclemine
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a beautiful tomb plus community burial sites. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. Interesting to see how coffins are lowered into the tombs, and to learn how multiple bodies have been stored in smaller places (sort of like New Orleans cemetery). Beautiful carving and color....More

Thank Kathykayc
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Must visit while in Alexandria.. you should see this place to see the planning and futuristic thinking of the Romans. Ancient multilevel tombs taking less of space.. see the amalgamation of greek Romans and Egyptian cultures. Unfortunately photos are not permitted while you walk 3...More

Thank STalapatra
Reviewed 29 March 2018

These are unbelievable! the store behind them and how they were created was fascinating! Some catacombs feel so enclosed that they are difficult to maneuver in. Not these. And to be able to see so much of them. Highly recommended!

Thank JaniceMcD
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing at all for regular people. Only broken remnants. Only good for historians or archeological people. We were bored. No audio given no guide. No boards to tell visitors about it

Thank sugandhg82
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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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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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