Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Tours – Alexandria, Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

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One of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages, a multi-level labyrinth, Kom el Shoqafa, features numeral chambers with pillars, religious symbols and sarcrophagi. The interior of the chambers is a beautiful combination of Egyptian, Roman and Greek culture.

Catacombs were used from 2nd to 4th century and after that period they fell in disuse. In 1900, the catacombs were accidentally discovered. It is believed that those catacombs were intended to be used by a single family but they were later expanded.

A circular staircase was used to move bodies to the tombs. There is one more famous room in these catacombs, the Hall of Caracalla, the mass tomb built by the Roman Emperor Caracalla.

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