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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 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

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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.

Thank vijai_vmc
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
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
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
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 495ulrikec
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
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.

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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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