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Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

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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