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Kom el-Shoqafa Catacombs

The Catacombs at “Kom el-Shoqafa” (Arabic: “Mound of the shards”) are part of Alexandria’s ancient necropolis. It presents a fantastic mix of Pharonic funreal cult with Hellenistic and early Roman influences. 

The complex was used up to the 4th Century CE. 

It was discovered in 1900 when a donkey fell accidentally in to one of the entrance shafts.

Besides human remains, in the “Hall of Caracalla” bones of Caracalla’s horses were also found.


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Points of Interest in the Area

Kom El-Dikka
Pompey’s pillar
Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina)


A 360 Degrees image inside the Catacombs of Kom el-Shoqafa