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These catacombs of Kom Ash-Shuqafa represent the largest example of a Roman burial within Egypt. The catacombs are three floors in depth and have numerous chambers cut out along passage ways.
The catacombs are reached through a spiral staircase rounding a central well through which bodies were lowered for burial.
They had also a Banqueting Hall equipped with stone couches, where relatives visiting the tombs would dine
Address: Alexandria, Egypt
Directions: At Karmouz, western end of Alexandria. Few minutes from Pompey's Pillar and Serapeum.
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