Catacombs Egypt

Catacombs Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Catacombs Egypt or Kom El shoqafa is Roman Pharaonic tombs .

The largest Roman tombs found in Alexandria, located on the western cemetery of Alexandria, dates back to the 2nd century AD.

Considered one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages.

Catacombs Egypt

 

 

The cemetery consists of a series of tombs, statues, and artifacts.

It is a mixture of Roman art, Macedonian art, and Greek ar, where there are many wonderful statues, sculptures, and decorations that are still clear to this day.

The story of the discovery of these tombs 

The tombs discovered on September 28, 1900, and the excavations began in 1892 and nothing discovered until that day when a donkey accidentally happened in the hole

when they searching for the donkey they discovered the graves. at a depth of 12 meters.

The design of Catacomb

Cemeteries consist of three levels through solid rock cutting.

The graveyard consists of a spiral staircase leading to the three floors and the staircase is lower.

The height of the stairs gradually decreases until it is almost absent near the surface of the earth.

Catacombs Egypt located in the area of ​​Kom Shakafa in the neighborhood of Karamoz and behind the tombs of the current Muslims.

This area is part of the ancient city of Alexandria.

 

It’s part of our Alexandria day tour  from Cairo, for a full-day tour visiting major sights in Alexandria, the citadel of Qaitbay, and  Catacombs of Kom El shokafa