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“Dirty,Poorly maintained Historical Treasure”

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Ranked #5 of 53 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: 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).
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 used as a garbage collection centre.
The toilets are in HORRIBLE condition with no restrictions on the entry.
The exhibits kept under the harsh desert sun could be properly tagged and sheltered.
The only thing which is steep in this place is the entrance ticket fees.
A classic example of monumental negligence.
Dirty.

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 steven934
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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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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The pillars are still intact and décor on the wall as well. But not able to control the waters around the area.

Thank fth0mps0n
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