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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
If the city did more work and research, a lot of Greek / Roman sites from the Ptolemies era could be found under the concrete. A few kilometers from the corniche, a taxi will take you there for the outrageous price of 50LE while a...More
The Catacombs are actually quite an interesting thing to see in Alexandria. The story behind how they discovered it is hilarious. A donkey got its leg stuck in the sand under which the catacombs were. While taking him out they discovered the catacombs !!!
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.