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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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“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"
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"seven wonders"
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"take pictures"
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"interesting place"
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"entry fee"
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"day trip"
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"ancient egypt"
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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
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Reviewed 10 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
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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
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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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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a day trip to Alexandria as our flight landed early on our first day in Egypt, and these catacombs were by far our favourite thing we saw in the city. The carvings on the wall are incredible. Definitely recommend it if you're in...More

Thank DesNewman
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

It is a poorly maintained burial site for the nobles which has nothing spectacular about it except for some artifacts lying outside.

Thank Ashok M
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Discovered by accident by a donkey herd, this vast underground tomb complex built by ancient Romans is a must visit in Alexandria. The ornate tombs for the nobles, the steep staircase and the tombs carved into the bedrock is remarkable. The entire place is presently...More

Thank selvakumar2015
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I never heard of these catacombs before my guide took us here. But I absolutely loved them. The sculptures in the tomb were stunning! Worth a visit for sure!

Thank Steve N
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

You want believe it till you see it.. mixture of history. Don’t go without a guide. No camera is allowed.

Thank Salim A
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Really good to see. Just add it as part of a city tour as it is quite a small site. I found it interesting, but was disappointed you are not allowed to take photos....

Thank Robyn B
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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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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.
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Samir S
19 July 2017|
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Response from Tarek O | Reviewed this property |
From 9 am till 4 pm
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