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kom el shokafa catacombs, Alexandria: 22 reviews and 33 photos

  A Burial Chamber
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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.
Phone: +20 122 707 6302

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  • Updated May 9, 2005
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