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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
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
Having tried a few years ago to find the place on our own we gave up. We hired a driver this time to get there through the tiny streets, which was interesting in itself.
Much improvement in the 20odd years since we last visited, and...More
The Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa are reached through a spiral staircase encircling a shaft down which the bodies of the deceased were lowered.
This staircase leads to a large central shaft that mainly functioned both for transporting the dead bodies to their graves and...More
You walk down a bit to get into the catacombs. You can't take pictures. It was nice to get out of the heat and even though I'm a bit claustrophobic, there is a shaft of light most of the time there so I had no...More
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
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 things in context. If you are short on time then skip it. If you are really short on time skip Alexandria all together. Aswan and Luxor have far more to offer.