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Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa
- Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa
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- Ancient Rome
- 100BC - 1BC
- Roman Amphitheatre - Alexandria, Pompey’s Pillar ,
about Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa
The Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa in Alexandria, Egypt, are an incredible set of subterranean Ancient Roman tombs.
Made up of three levels containing 300 bodies, the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa represent the true sophistication of Ancient Roman engineering.
Built in around the second century AD, the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa comprise a maze of rooms and passageways, including the triclinium, a banqueting hall for the relatives of the deceased and the main tomb. The ornate decorations inside the catacombs are an eclectic blend of Roman, Greek and Egyptian.
Whilst the bottom floor is now inaccessible due to flooding, the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa remain a truly incredible site. This site also features as one of our Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Egypt.
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Address: The Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, Alexandria, Egypt
Phone: Contact local tourist office
The Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa are around a five minute walk from the Pomey Pillar in Alexandria, Egypt. There are frequent trains between Cairo and Alexandria and there is a tram line in Alexandria.
The entrance fee to the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa is around 30 EGP.
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