catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa represent the
largest known Roman burial site in Egypt,
three tiers of tombs that could accommodate
up to 300 corpses. The tombs were originally
dug for a single family still practicing
the ancient Egyptian religion; however,
the architecture of the tombs mirrors Greco-Roman
styles. This can be seen in the wall decoration,
which shows a unique combination of Egyptian,
Greek, and Roman artistic traditions. Later,
the tomb was most likely expanded to allow
for the burial of more corpses.
Daily, 9 AM – 5
Egyptian: 2 LE
Foreign: 25 LE
50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Card
BY BUS or TRAIN: Buses and trains run regularly
from Cairo and surrounding major cities
TAXI: From within Alexandria, Ask for “kom
A gift shop is on the site, and there are
maps available in
stores across the street.
CAMERAS ALLOWED INSIDE THE TOMBS.