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Kom el-Shouqafa, Alexandria

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa are counted as one of the 7 wonders of the Medieval Ages.

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa are counted as one of the 7 wonders of the Medieval Ages. Dating back to the 2nd century AD, the Greco-Roman necropolis has 3 levels of rock-cut halls and tunnels, featuring a mixture of Roman, Hellenistic, Pharaonic, Macedonian and ancient Egyptian decorative art. Explore the underground world of the Egyptian dead, and see the Hall of Caracalla where the bones of murdered Christian men were found, the triclinum which was the funeral banquet hall, the rotunda and the burial chamber with stone sacrophagi.


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About Kom el-Shouqafa

 Karmus, Ragheb Basha, Qism Moharram Bek, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Kom el-Shouqafa and Nearby Sights on Map

Pompey's Pillar

Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year

Attarine Mosque

Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt

Alexandria Roman Theatre

The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features

Graeco-Roman Museum

The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea

Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts displays a collection of paintings, sculpture and architectural works by national and international artists

Alexandria National Museum

The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas

National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries

The National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries has an aquarium and museum on marine life