Kom el-Shuqafa
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The catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa represent the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, with 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.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Daily, 9 AM – 5 PM

TICKET COST:
Egyptian: 2 LE
Foreign: 25 LE
50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Card

LOCATION:
Carmous, Alexandria

DIRECTIONS:
BY BUS or TRAIN: Buses and trains run regularly from Cairo and surrounding major cities to Alexandria.

BY TAXI: From within Alexandria, Ask for “kom ash-shuqqafa”

FACILITIES:
A gift shop is on the site, and there are postcards and maps available in stores across the street.

NO CAMERAS ALLOWED INSIDE THE TOMBS.