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“Must visit in Alexandria”

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 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. You will have to descend steps and the path is not flat, so wear comfortable shoes.

2  Thank SRJ2212
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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 you are in Alexandria to see the grandeur of a tomb made underground.

1  Thank mandarjoshi137
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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 the style is quite different and less complex. Still, it is quite remarkable.

2  Thank Matthew P
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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 places

1  Thank Jack M
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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 handy, your cellphone light will not do much.

Thank gatocanada
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