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Catacombs of kom el shoqafa - Alexandria Attractions

Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqqafa  - Alexandria Attractions

The catacombs or the tombs of Kom Al-Shaghafa Al-Katakumb is located in the Karamouz district of Alexandria near Al-Sawari Pillar. It was discovered in the year 1900 AD by the shell when donkey legs fell over the well of this tomb after searching for about 12 years in Plagdoy. 

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

It is the largest Roman mass grave found. The borders of western cowardice in ancient Alexandria dates back to the second century AD and is called the Catacomb for the similarity of its design to other tombs in Rome that was called Cacacombe dating back to the Roman era.

It is characterized by some of the scenes that show us mixing Egyptian, Greek and Roman art and represent the model of cemeteries with rooms carved in the rock through underground vaults have been designed carefully as it is a well revolves around a spiral stair

leads to the layers of the cemetery, which is located on three different levels, From three floors under the ground the third floor is completely immersed in water and can't be seen since the discovery of the tomb.

Explore the catacombs during your Alexandria day tour From Cairo

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