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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 30 January 2018

A must visit if you are in Alexandria. Different from the catacombs of European countries. The sculptures, paintings, inscriptions are a beautiful blend of Greek Roman and Egyptian era. A tour guide is definitely needed if you wish to understand the history behind the architecture....More

2  Thank SRJ2212
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This underground structure goes three levels down and contains some of the fascinating underground tombs to be seen ever. They were built to serve as a burial ground for mostly Romans and you can see Egyptian style of architecture also. Do visit this place if...More

1  Thank mandarjoshi137
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This site is certainly amazing with a lot of fascinating history. However if you are expecting it tombs that are as incredible as the tombs in Luxor then you’ll need to moderate your expectations. These were created at the end of the pharaonic period so...More

2  Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 20 January 2018

After enjoying all Egypt has to offer from their great civilizations, take a tour of the Roman era catacombs. Amazing to think it was carved from rock and marvel at how the different levels of society were prepared for the everlasting and their final resting...More

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

If you don't want your expensive dslr camera been taken away, put it in your backpack before buying ticket, otherwise you have to leave it at the door, with lockers, just a piece of paper to claim it later. A good flashlight will be very...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

It started out to be burial chamber for a noble family, then became a common burial place, even for domesticate animals, between 2nd and 4th century AD. Amalgamated influence of Greek, Roman and ancient Egyptian art can be found in this place. The visit was...More

1  Thank Asif A
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is the only catacombs egyptian/greek/roman altogether in the whole world. Some carvings are a bit funny as it is a mix between greek and egyptian or roman and egyptian. You have 99 steps to go down and sometimes water flood makes it inaccessible.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We just completed a glorious maiden vacation at Egypt in December 2017, which we as a family would rate as our best vacation (we have travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, South America and live in North America)! We had not included Alexandria in our itinerary...More

Thank Uday N
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this on a particularly overcast day, and that added to the gloom that permeates this burial site for the Romans and Greeks. An interesting stop, steeped in history.

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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,

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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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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.
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Response from Tarek O | Reviewed this property |
From 9 am till 4 pm
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